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Application of Edible Coating Technology in Microbial Safety/Quality Beef Products

Investigators
Chen, Hongda; Donnelly, Catherine
Institutions
University of Vermont
Objective

A study was conducted to see if whey protein concentrate (WPC) films could be used as carriers for antimicrobial agents and be used as barriers against microorganisms commonly found on beef frankfurters. One of the main problem organisms found on beef frankfurters is Listeria monocytogenes. This organism causes listeriosis which can lead to serious food-borne illness in humans. By creating an antimicrobial barrier, this organism could be controlled more effectively.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Cattlemen's Beef Assoc.
Project source
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Categories
Natural Toxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Listeria
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game