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Acetate, Lactate, and Diacetate Levels in RTE Processed Meat & Poultry Products Collected at Retail & Correlation with Occurrence of L. Monocytogenes

Investigators
Hwang, Cheng-An (Andy)
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2005
End date
2007
Objective
  1. To quantify the levels of acetate, lactate, and diacetate (organic acids) occurring in retail ready-to-eat (RTE) processed deli meat and poultry products previously analyzed for Listeria monocytogenes to determine the impact of current antimicrobial lethality treatments on occurrence of L. monocytogenes at retail
  2. To provide data needed by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on the uniformity and levels of organic acids occurring in RTE processed meat and poultry products following implementation of the Listeria Rule in late 2003.
More information
Approach: A total of 4,000 samples of RTE processed meat and poultry from grocery store delicatessens and pre-packaged RTE meat and poultry luncheon meats collected from four FoodNet States (TN, GA, CA, MN) will be quantified for organic acids, such as lactate, acetate, and diacetate, using GC/MS-LC. The data will be analyzed to determine the prevailing levels of these additives in the market products and their correlation to the occurrence of L. monocytogenes in RTE meat and poultry products.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
1935-42000-057-11S
Accession number
410146
Categories
Legislation and Regulations
Listeria
Chemical Contaminants
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game