Effect of Activated Plastic Films on Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens
AbstractIn the present study, low density polyethylene films were activated by co-extrusion with zinc oxide, zinc acetate or potassium sorbate. Films were also surface-activated with tyrosol singly or in combination with lactic acid or p-hydroxybenzoic acid. Activated films were tested on Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica and Pseudomonas fluorescens. The combinations showing greatest inhibition zones and broadest inhibitory spectrum were the films activated with tyrosol plus p-hydroxybenzoic acid. A small delay in growth of Listeria innocua was observed on seabream packed in ZnO-activated films during refrigerated storage for 7 days. When films activated with 2.5% tyrosol or with 1.5% tyrosol plus 0.5 p-hydroxybenzoic acid were used for vacuum packaging of smoked salmon and smoked tuna challenged with cocktails of S. enterica and L. monocytogenes strains, the combination of tyrosol and p-hydroxybenzoic acid improved inactivation of both pathogens during chill storage compared to films singly activated with tyrosol. The best results were obtained in smoked salmon, since no viable pathogens were detected after 7 days of chill storage for the activated film. Results from the study highlight the potential of plastic films surface-activated with tyrosol and p-hydroxybenzoic acid in the control of foodborne pathogens in smoked seafood. View Full-Text
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Soriano Cuadrado, B.; Martínez Viedma, P.; López Aguayo, M.C.; Ortega Blazquez, I.; Grande Burgos, M.J.; Pérez Pulido, R.; Gálvez, A.; Lucas López, R. Effect of Activated Plastic Films on Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens. Coatings 2016, 6, 28.
Soriano Cuadrado B, Martínez Viedma P, López Aguayo MC, Ortega Blazquez I, Grande Burgos MJ, Pérez Pulido R, Gálvez A, Lucas López R. Effect of Activated Plastic Films on Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens. Coatings. 2016; 6(3):28.Chicago/Turabian Style
Soriano Cuadrado, Belén; Martínez Viedma, Pilar; López Aguayo, Mari C.; Ortega Blazquez, Irene; Grande Burgos, Maria J.; Pérez Pulido, Rubén; Gálvez, Antonio; Lucas López, Rosario. 2016. "Effect of Activated Plastic Films on Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens." Coatings 6, no. 3: 28.
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