Antibacterial activity of hen egg white lysozyme against Listeria monocytogenes Scott A in foods.

@article{Hughey1989AntibacterialAO,
  title={Antibacterial activity of hen egg white lysozyme against Listeria monocytogenes Scott A in foods.},
  author={V L Hughey and P A Wilger and Eric Allen Johnson},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={631-8}
}
Egg white lysozyme killed or prevented growth of Listeria monocytogenes Scott A in several foods. Lysozyme was more active in vegetables than in animal-derived foods that we tested. For maximum activity in certain foods, EDTA was required in addition to lysozyme. Lysozyme with EDTA effectively killed inoculated populations of 10(4) L. monocytogenes per g in fresh corn, fresh green beans, shredded cabbage, shredded lettuce, and carrots during storage at 5 degrees C. Control incubations without… CONTINUE READING