Summary and Implications
Combining heat pasteurization after packaging with addition of pediocin (ALTA™ 2341) as a antimicrobial treatment for frankfurters was more effective than either treatment alone for reducing the number of contaminating Listeria monocytogenes. Heat treatments were most effective for single link packages, intermediate for 5-link packages and least effective for 10-link packages. Combining these treatments provides for improved control of contaminating L. monocytogenes on frankfurters and increases the safety of these products for consumers.
Iowa State University
Chen, C. H.; Sebranek, Joseph G.; Dickson, James S.; and Mendonca, Aubrey F.
"Combining Pediocin (ALTA™ 2341) with Thermal Pasteurization for Control of Listeria monocytogenes on Frankfurters,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 651, ASL R1992.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol651/iss1/62