Efficacy of Plant-Derived Compounds Against EscherichiacoliO157: H7 During Flume-Washing and Storage of Organic Leafy Greens

Jordan J. Denton, Sadhana Ravishankar, Mendel Friedman, Divya Jaroni

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Abstract

The antimicrobial efficacy of plant-derived compounds (cinnamaldehyde, carvacrol and citral) against Escherichia coliO157:H7 was evaluated during the flume-tank-washing process and subsequent storage of organic leafy greens. Organic baby and mature spinach, and romaine and iceberg lettuce, inoculated with a cocktail of E.coliO157:H7, were washed for 1 or 2min in 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5% concentrations of the compounds and stored at 4C. Pathogen survivors were enumerated on days 0, 1 and 3. Significant (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2728-2737
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Food Processing and Preservation
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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