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Comparison of recovery methods for the enumeration of injured Listeria innocua cells under isothermal and non-isothermal treatments.
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PMID:  20832692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compares the feature of different media with the combination of selective with non-selective media in a TAL method for recovery of Listeria innocua cells exposed to thermal treatments. Experiments were conducted in broth at constant temperature (52.5 and 65.0 °C) and pH (4.5 and 7.5) conditions, using NaCl or glycerol to adjust water activity to 0.95. Four different media were used in bacterial cell enumeration: (i) a non-selective medium - TSAYE, (ii) two selective media - TSAYE + 5%NaCl and Palcam Agar and (iii) TAL medium (consisting of a layer of Palcam Agar overlaid with one of TSAYE). Two food products were used as case studies aiming at comparison of results obtained on selective and TAL media enumeration. Parsley samples were inoculated with L. innocua and subjected to posterior thermal treatments both under isothermal (52.5, 60.0 and 65.0 °C) and non-isothermal (heating rate of 1.8 °C/min from 20.0 to 65.0 °C) conditions. The recovery capability of TAL method was also studied when a pre-cooked frozen food (i.e. meat pockets) was fried (oil temperature of ∼180 °C). TAL method proved to be better than Palcam Agar in terms of capability to recover injured cells and was effective in L. innocua enumeration when non-sterile samples were analysed.
Fátima A Miller; Bárbara Ramos; Teresa R S Brandão; Paula Teixeira; Cristina L M Silva
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food microbiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1095-9998     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8601127     Medline TA:  Food Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1112-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, CBQF-Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Porto, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Colony Count, Microbial / methods*
Culture Media / metabolism
Hot Temperature
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Listeria / growth & development*,  isolation & purification,  metabolism
Microbial Viability
Petroselinum / microbiology
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