A model to study the inhibition of bacterial contamination of vegetable sprouts by plant based polyphenols

Lalappan, M.K. and Moorhead, S. M. and Parkar, Shanthi (2013) A model to study the inhibition of bacterial contamination of vegetable sprouts by plant based polyphenols. In: New Zealand Microbiology Society Conference, 26-28 November, 2013, Hamilton, New Zealand. (Submitted)

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Consumption of vegetable sprouts is popular worldwide due to their nutritional value. However, several outbreaks of food borne diseases associated with sprouts have resulted in a decrease in sprout consumption in some countries. One of the main causes of food-borne diseases is contamination by enteric pathogens such as Escherichia coli. We used plant based bioactives to decrease bacterial adhesion and therefore contamination using a sprouted legume (alfalfa) model.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords that describe the item:bacterial contamination, Escherichia coli, food-borne diseases
Subjects:Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Science and Primary Industries
ID Code:3077
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Deposited On:19 Jan 2014 21:12
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