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Título: Enterococcus faecalis and pseudomonas aeruginosa behaviour in frozen watercress (Nasturtium Officinale) submitted to temperature abuses
Autor: Oliveira, Sílvia R.
Cruz, Rui M.S.
Vieira, Margarida C.
Silva, Cristina L.M.
Gaspar, Maria N.
Palavras-chave: Freezing
Thawing
Salad
Watercress
Cultivar
Survival
Enterococcus
Pseudomonas
Data: 2009
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: "International Journal of Refrigeration". ISSN 0140-7007. 32: 3 (2009) 472-477
Resumo: Watercress is an herb traditionally consumed fresh. If frozen, would be readily available to consumers. However, pathogenics resistant to frozen storage are a safety concern in this new product. In this study watercress was artificially contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 and Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212. Their survival was evaluated after blanching, frozen storage and temperature fluctuations of the frozen product. The blanching caused a reduction of about 2 log cfu per gram of product of total viable count (TVC) and about 1.7 and 1.3 log cfu per gram of product of P. aeruginosa and E. faecalis, respectively. P. aeruginosa seemed to be more sensitive to temperature abuses than E. faecalis. After 3 months, TVC was still observed with a reduction of about 3 log cfu per gram of product. At the end of the study, exposure to freeze–thaw cycles resulted in death or injury of the microorganisms. These findings on the behaviour of two microorganisms of concern in frozen watercress will help improving the safety and cold chain settings for this product.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/2686
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