Environmental factors and weak organic acid interactions have differential effects on control of growth and ochratoxin A production by Penicillium verrucosum isolates in bread.

Studies were conducted to examine the effect of water activity (a(w), 0.97, 0.95, 0.93), pH (4.5, 6.0) and preservative type and concentration (potassium sorbate (KS), calcium propionate (CaP), 300 and 3000 ppm) on colonisation and ochratoxin A (OTA) production by three strains of Penicillium verrucosum on bread analogues. At 25 degrees C, colony extension… CONTINUE READING