Survival of Yersinia enterocolitica and mesophilic aerobic bacteria on eggshell after washing with hypochlorite and organic acid solutions.

Populations of Yersinia enterocolitica 0:9 and mesophilic aerobic bacteria on the shell of fresh chicken eggs were assessed prior and after washing with 0.75%, 1%, and 3% acetic and lactic acids, 50, 100, and 200 mg/liter (ppm) of chlorine, and water. Highest reductions of mesophilic aerobic bacterial populations (normal flora) on trypticase soy agar were 1… CONTINUE READING