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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R1990

Topic

Animal Products

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.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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