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CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS IN MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14325274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A total of 262 specimens of meat and meat dishes were examined for the presence of Clostridium perfringens. Of this total, 161 were raw, unprocessed beef, veal, lamb, pork, or chicken; 101 were processed meats and meat dishes. C. perfringens was isolated from 113 (43.1%) of these specimens. The highest percentage of contamination (82%) was found in veal cuts, and the lowest (4.7%) in sliced sandwich meats and spreads. Only 2 of the 113 isolates were shown to produce heat-resistant spores, which indicates a very low incidence (0.8%) of contamination. These findings indicate that outbreaks of C. perfringens food-borne disease in the Cincinnati area are caused principally by the contamination of the food with vegetative cells or spores of the organism after cooking. Studies of the effects of various holding temperatures on the growth of C. perfringens indicated that, in the range of 5 to 15 C, no multiplication would occur, but that viable cells would still be present at the end of a 5-day holding period. Extremely rapid growth occurred at temperatures around 45 C, and complete inhibition of growth was accomplished between 49 and 52 C.
Authors:
H E HALL; R ANGELOTTI
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0003-6919     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Microbiol     Publication Date:  1965 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1965-11-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605802     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-7     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Clostridium perfringens*
Cookery*
Food Contamination*
Food Preservation*
Meat*
Poultry*
Research*
Spores*
Temperature*
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