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Clostridium Botulinum Detection and Control

Start date
2000
End date
2000
Objective
Evaluate the feasibility of using biological competition (biocontrols) and high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) in foods to prevent outgrowth and toxin production by C. botulinum. Evaluate a sensitive ELISA-ELCA system to replace the mouse bioessay for C. botulinum detection. Determine the time-to-toxin production of strains isolated form botulism outbreaks.
Funding Source
Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Project number
21120
Categories
Clostridium
Natural Toxins