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dc.contributor.authorSousa Oliveira, Márcia Patrícia de
dc.contributor.authorViñas Almenar, Inmaculada
dc.contributor.authorColás Medà, Pilar
dc.contributor.authorAnguera, Marina
dc.contributor.authorUsall i Rodié, Josep
dc.contributor.authorAbadias i Sero, Mª Isabel
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-26T12:32:25Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0740-0020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/59707
dc.description.abstractListeria monocytogenes is a serious foodborne pathogen and new strategies to control it in food are needed. Among them, bacteriophages hold attributes that appear to be attractive. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the bacteriophage Listex P100 to control L. monocytogenes growth on melon, pear and apple products (juices and slices) stored at 10 °C. L. monocytogenes grew well in untreated fruit slices. In juices, the pathogen grew in untreated melon, survived in untreated pear and decreased in untreated apple. Phage treatment was more effective on melon followed by pear, but no effect on apple products was observed. Reductions of about 1.50 and 1.00 log cfu plug−1 for melon and pear slices were found, respectively. In juices, higher reductions were obtained in melon (8.00 log cfu mL−1) followed by pear (2.10 log cfu mL−1) after 8 days of storage. L. monocytogenes in apple juice was unaffected by phage treatment in which the phage decreased to almost undetectable numbers. These results highlight that Listex P100 could avoid pathogen growth on fresh-cut and in fruit juices with high pH during storage at 10 °C. The combination with other technologies may be required to improve the phage application on high acidity fruits.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors are grateful to the Spanish Government [AGL-2010-19385] for its financial support.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd.
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/AGL-2010-19385
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2013.08.018
dc.relation.ispartofFood Microbiology, 2014, vol. 38, p. 137-142
dc.rights(c) Elsevier, 2014
dc.subjectBiocontrol
dc.subjectMelon
dc.subjectApple
dc.subjectBiopreservation
dc.subject.otherPlagues--Control biològic
dc.titleEffectiveness of a bacteriophage in reducing Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut fruits and fruit juices.
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2017-05-26T12:32:27Z
dc.identifier.idgrec020064
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2013.08.018
dc.date.embargoEndDate10000-01-01


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