Efficacy of disinfectants to reduce Listeria monocytogenes on precut iceberg lettuce.

@article{Hellstrm2006EfficacyOD,
  title={Efficacy of disinfectants to reduce Listeria monocytogenes on precut iceberg lettuce.},
  author={Sanna Hellstr{\"o}m and Riitta Kervinen and Marika Lyly and Raija Ahvenainen-Rantala and Hannu J Korkeala},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2006},
  volume={69 7},
  pages={1565-70}
}
The efficacy of water, chlorinated water (100 ppm), peracetic acid solution (0.05%), and commercial citric acid-based produce wash (0.25%) to reduce the population of Listeria monocytogenes on precut lettuce was tested. Samples were inoculated with a mixture of equal amounts of five L. monocytogenes strains at a level of 4.7 log CFU/g, and analyzed on the day of washing and after 3 and 6 days of storage at 6 degrees C. Sanitizer reduced the number of L. monocytogenes at maximum 1.7 log CFU/g… CONTINUE READING