Natural surface coating to inactivate Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and maintain quality of cherry tomatoes.

@article{Yun2015NaturalSC,
  title={Natural surface coating to inactivate Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and maintain quality of cherry tomatoes.},
  author={Juan Yun and Xuetong Fan and Xihong Li and Tony Z. Jin and Xiaoyu Jia and James P. Mattheis},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={193},
  pages={59-67}
}
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of zein-based coatings in reducing populations of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and preserving quality of cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes were inoculated with a cocktail of S. Typhimurium LT2 plus three attenuated strains on the smooth skin surface and stem scar area. The zein-based coatings with and without cinnamon (up to 20%) and mustard essential oil or a commercial wax formulation were applied onto tomatoes and the… CONTINUE READING