Skip to main content

Efficacy of Nisin against Staphylococcus aureus in Experimentally Contaminated Sucuk, a Turkish-Type Fermented Sausage

Buy Article:

$37.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Sucuk is a fermented sausage widely consumed in Turkey. The ability of different concentrations of nisin to inhibit Staphylococcus aureus in artificially contaminated sucuk was examined. Sucuk dough was prepared, inoculated with S. aureus ATCC 25923 at a level of 106 CFU/g, and then divided into six equal portions to which different concentrations of nisin (0, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200 μg/g) were added. Microbiological (S. aureus, total mesophilic aerobic bacteria, and lactic acid bacteria) and physicochemical (pH, water activity, and moisture) analyses were conducted initially and after 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 45 days. S. aureus populations decreased to below detectable limits in sucuk containing 200 or 150 μg of nisin per g after 30 and 35 days of storage, respectively, whereas S. aureus populations in 45-day-old sucuk containing 0, 25, 50, and 100 μg of nisin per g were 5.36, 5.68, 4.10, and 3.54 log CFU/g, respectively. Hence, the addition of nisin at 150 μg/g or greater to sucuk dough can be used to prevent the growth of S. aureus in sucuk during fermentation and subsequent storage.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Beykent University, The School of Vocational Studies, 34500, Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication date: August 1, 2009

More about this publication?
  • IAFP Members with personal subscriptions to JFP Online: To access full-text JFP or JMFT articles, you must sign-in in the upper-right corner using your Ingenta sign-in details (your IAFP Member Login does not apply to this website).

    The Journal of Food Protection (JFP) is a refereed monthly publication. Each issue contains scientific research and authoritative review articles reporting on a variety of topics in food science pertaining to food safety and quality. The Journal is internationally recognized as the leading publication in the field of food microbiology with a readership exceeding 11,000 scientists from 70 countries. The Journal of Food Protection is indexed in Index Medicus, Current Contents, BIOSIS, PubMed, Medline, and many others.

    Print and online subscriptions are available to IAFP Members and institutional subscribers. IAFP Members with a subscription to JFP Online will have access to all available JFP and JMFT content. Online visitors who are not IAFP Members or journal subscribers will be charged on a pay-per-view basis. Membership and subscription information is available at
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Information for Advertisers
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more