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The effect of acetic acid, citric acid, and trisodium citrate in combination with different levels of water activity on the growth of Arcobacter butzleri in culture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15114859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of weak organic acids and trisodium citrate in combination with a high or a reduced water activity (aw) was investigated when a population of Arcobacter butzleri was exposed to a low concentration of acetic or citric acid, and trisodium citrate combined with high (0.993) and reduced (0.977) aw in culture broth at 30 degrees C. Regardless of water activity, acetic and citric acid (> 0.2%) inhibited the growth of A. butzleri with no viable cells detected after 4-5 h of incubation. Enhanced survival was found at reduced aw with addition of acetic acid. In contrast, after exposure to citric acid in combination with reduced aw inactivation was more rapid than that after being exposed to high water activity. Incorporation of trisodium citrate in combination with reduced aw (0.977) would probably not confer any extra protection. Concentrations of organic acid widely used in meat decontamination processing represent feasible tools for reducing A. butzleri contamination and hence the risk of Arcobacter infection.
L Cervenka; Z Malíková; I Zachová; J Vytrasová
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia microbiologica     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0015-5632     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Microbiol. (Praha)     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-29     Completed Date:  2004-06-24     Revised Date:  2013-04-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376757     Medline TA:  Folia Microbiol (Praha)     Country:  Czech Republic    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice, 532 10 Pardubice, Czechia.
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MeSH Terms
Acetic Acid / pharmacology*
Arcobacter / growth & development*
Citrates / pharmacology*
Citric Acid / pharmacology*
Colony Count, Microbial
Culture Media / chemistry
Decontamination / methods
Food Microbiology
Food Preservatives / pharmacology
Food-Processing Industry / methods
Growth Inhibitors / pharmacology
Meat Products / microbiology
Water / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Citrates; 0/Culture Media; 0/Food Preservatives; 0/Growth Inhibitors; 0/trisodium citrate; 1Q73Q2JULR/sodium citrate; 64-19-7/Acetic Acid; 77-92-9/Citric Acid; 7732-18-5/Water

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