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The present work aimed at studying the effect of the partial replacement of NaCl with KCl and CaCl2 of the fermenting brines on the microbiological quality of natural cracked green Maçanilha Algarvia table olives. Olives were fermented in different salt combinations (Brine 1-8% NaCl, Brine 2-4% NaCl 4% KCl, Brine 3-4% NaCl 4% CaCl2, Brine 4-4% KCl 4% CaCl2,(More)
The present work's aim was to study the microbial quality of minimally processed apples commercialized in Portugal. Sixty eight samples of fresh-cut apple were analyzed before their best-before date in 2011 and 2012 for aerobic mesophilic and psychrotrophic microorganisms, total coliforms, lactic-acid bacteria (LAB), coagulase-positive staphylococci and(More)
Cronobacter sakazakii, found in foods such as powdered infant formula and plant origin ready-to-eat food, is an opportunistic pathogen to infants, neonates and vulnerable adults. The objective of this study was to monitor the growth of C. sakazakii in fresh-cut 'Royal gala' apple, 'Rocha' pear, and 'Piel de sapo' melon, and the effect of UV-C illumination,(More)
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