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Int J Food Microbiol. 1993 May;18(3):223-32.

Fate of Listeria monocytogenes in raw and cooked ground beef with meat processing additives.

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Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523.

Abstract

The effect of sodium lactate (1.8% w/w), sodium erythorbate (0.1% w/w), kappa-carrageenan (1% w/w), and the alginate meat binder (0.4% w/w, sodium alginate; 0.6% w/w lactic acid; and 0.075% w/w calcium carbonate) on Listeria monocytogenes survival and growth was determined in raw and cooked ground beef stored aerobically at 4 degrees C. There was no significant (P > 0.05) increase in numbers of L. monocytogenes during storage of raw ground beef. However, L. monocytogenes numbers were generally lower in treatments with sodium lactate, and higher in sodium erythorbate compared to controls and meat with other additives. Increases in total aerobic plate counts were less pronounced in raw meat formulated with sodium lactate and alginate meat binder than with other additives. Cooking meat with initial inoculum levels of 6.52 to 7.03 L. monocytogenes log CFU/g to 65 degrees C resulted in lower destruction (0.56 and 1.18 log CFU/g) in samples with added alginate meat binder and kappa-carrageenan, respectively, compared to the control. Survivors (2.11-3.73 log CFU/g) decreased initially and then increased slightly, but not significantly (P > 0.05), during storage (4 degrees C, 6 days) of the cooked products.

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