Summary and Implications
Four organic acid salts including sodium lactate, sodium diacetate, potassium benzoate and potassium sorbate were evaluated, alone and in all combinations, for inhibitory effectiveness against Listeria monocytogenes on ready-toeat (RTE) meats. Sodium diacetate alone, sodium diacetate+ potassium benzoate and sodium lactate + sodium diacetate + potassium benzoate were most effective for inhibiting growth during storage. These results indicate that sodium diacetate provides an effective means of improved control of L. monocytogenes on RTE meats.
Iowa State University
Lu, Z.; Sebranek, Joseph G.; Dickson, James S.; Mendonca, Aubrey F.; and Bailey, Theodore B.
"Use of Organic Acid Salts to Control Listeria monocytogenes on Processed Meats,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 651, ASL R1990.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol651/iss1/60