Control of Relative Air Humidity as a Potential Means to Improve Hygiene on Surfaces: A Preliminary Approach with Listeria monocytogenes

@inproceedings{Zoz2016ControlOR,
  title={Control of Relative Air Humidity as a Potential Means to Improve Hygiene on Surfaces: A Preliminary Approach with Listeria monocytogenes},
  author={Fiona Zoz and Cyril Iaconelli and Emilie Lang and Hayet Iddir and St{\'e}phane Guyot and Cosette Grandvalet and Patrick Gervais and Laurent Beney and Adelaide Almeida},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Relative air humidity fluctuations could potentially affect the development and persistence of pathogenic microorganisms in their environments. This study aimed to characterize the impact of relative air humidity (RH) variations on the survival of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium persisting on food processing plant surfaces. To assess conditions leading to the lowest survival rate, four strains of L. monocytogenes (EGDe, CCL500, CCL128, and LO28) were exposed to different RH conditions (75… CONTINUE READING