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Salmonella enterica Enteritidis Biofilm Formation and Viability on Regular and Triclosan-Impregnated Bench Cover Materials.
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PMID:  21219760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Contamination of food contact surfaces by microbes such as Salmonella is directly associated with substantial industry costs and severe foodborne disease outbreaks. Several approaches have been developed to control microbial attachment; one approach is the development of food contact materials incorporating antimicrobial compounds. In the present study, Salmonella enterica Enteritidis adhesion and biofilm formation on regular and triclosan-impregnated kitchen bench stones (silestones) were assessed, as was cellular viability within biofilms. Enumeration of adhered cells on granite, marble, stainless steel, and silestones revealed that all materials were prone to bacterial colonization (4 to 5 log CFU/cm(2)), and no significant effect of triclosan was found. Conversely, results concerning biofilm formation highlighted a possible bacteriostatic activity of triclosan; smaller amounts of Salmonella Enteritidis biofilms were formed on impregnated silestones, and significantly lower numbers of viable cells (1 × 10(5) to 1 × 10(6) CFU/cm(2)) were found in these biofilms than in those on the other materials (1 × 10(7) CFU/cm(2)). All surfaces tested failed to promote food safety, and careful utilization with appropriate sanitation of these surfaces is critical in food processing environments. Nevertheless, because of its bacteriostatic activity, triclosan incorporated into silestones confers some advantage for controlling microbial contamination.
Diana Rodrigues; Pilar Teixeira; Rosário Oliveira; Joana Azeredo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0362-028X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal.
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