Spoilage-related microbiota associated with chilled beef stored in air or vacuum pack.

@article{Pennacchia2011SpoilagerelatedMA,
  title={Spoilage-related microbiota associated with chilled beef stored in air or vacuum pack.},
  author={Carmela Pennacchia and Danilo Ercolini and Francesco Villani},
  journal={Food microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={84-93}
}
In order to study the spoilage-related microbiota of beef at species level, a combination of culture-independent and culture-dependent methods was used to analyse nine different beef samples stored at 4°C in air or in vacuum pack. Plate counts on selective agars after 0, 7 and 20 days of storage showed that vacuum packaging reduced the viable counts of Brochothrix thermosphacta, Pseudomonas spp. and Enterobacteriaceae, whereas the growth of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) was unaffected. Storage in… CONTINUE READING