Effects of organic matter on acidic electrolysed water for reduction of foodborne pathogens on lettuce and spinach.

@article{Park2008EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of organic matter on acidic electrolysed water for reduction of foodborne pathogens on lettuce and spinach.},
  author={E J Park and Edward L Alexander and Gary A Taylor and Roy Costa and D-H Kang},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={1802-9}
}
AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of acidic electrolysed water (EW) in the presence of organic matter (bovine serum) on the inoculated surfaces of lettuce and spinach. MATERIALS AND RESULTS Lettuce and spinach leaves were inoculated with a cocktail of three strains each of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes and treated with deionized water, acidic EW and acidic EW containing bovine serum (5, 10, 15 and 20 ml l(-1)) for 15 s, 30 s, 1 min, 3 min and 5 min at… CONTINUE READING