Microbial populations of fresh-cut spinach leaves affected by controlled atmospheres ’

  title={Microbial populations of fresh-cut spinach leaves affected by controlled atmospheres ’},
  author={Isabelle Babic and Alley E. Watada},
The effect of controlled atmospheres (CA) containing low oxygen and high carbon dioxide at low temperatures on micro-organisms on fresh-cut spinach leaves was studied. Control samples in air were compared with those kept in 0.8% 02-N* or 0.8% Oz-10% COz-Nz at one of two temperatures, 5 and 10°C for 9 or 7 days, respectively. The populations of various microorganisms on the leaf surfaces were assessed, but coliforms and lactic acid bacteria were not detected and yeast remained uniformly low. At… CONTINUE READING


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