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Efficacy of electrolysed oxidizing water in inactivating Vibrio parahaemolyticus on kitchen cutting boards and food contact surfaces.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17083714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To determine the efficacy of electrolysed oxidizing (EO) water in inactivating Vibrio parahaemolyticus on kitchen cutting boards and food contact surfaces. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cutting boards (bamboo, wood and plastic) and food contact surfaces (stainless steel and glazed ceramic tile) were inoculated with V. parahaemolyticus. Viable cells of V. parahaemolyticus were detected on all cutting boards and food contact surfaces after 10 and 30 min, respectively, at room temperatures. Soaking inoculated food contact surfaces and cutting boards in distilled water for 1 and 3 min, respectively, resulted in various reductions of V. parahaemolyticus, but failed to remove the organism completely from surfaces. However, the treatment of EO water [pH 2.7, chlorine 40 ppm, oxidation-reduction potential 1151 mV] for 30, 45, and 60 s, completely inactivated V. parahaemolyticus on stainless steel, ceramic tile, and plastic cutting boards, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: EO water could be used as a disinfecting agent for inactivating V. parahaemolyticus on plastic and wood cutting boards and food contact surfaces. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: Rinsing the food contact surfaces with EO water or soaking cutting boards in EO water for up to 5 min could be a simple strategy to reduce cross-contamination of V. parahaemolyticus during food preparation.
T-H Chiu; J Duan; C Liu; Y-C Su
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Letters in applied microbiology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0266-8254     ISO Abbreviation:  Lett. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-06     Completed Date:  2007-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510094     Medline TA:  Lett Appl Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
OSU Seafood Laboratory, Oregon State University, Astoria, Oregon 97103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chlorine / pharmacology
Cooking and Eating Utensils
Disinfection / methods*
Electrolysis / methods
Equipment Contamination / prevention & control
Food Handling*
Food Microbiology*
Stainless Steel
Vibrio parahaemolyticus / drug effects,  growth & development*
Water / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ceramics; 12597-68-1/Stainless Steel; 7732-18-5/Water; 7782-50-5/Chlorine

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