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Author(s):  
Jianxiong Hao ◽  
Junyi Zhang ◽  
Xueqi Zheng ◽  
Dandan Zhao

Abstract In the present study, the bactericidal efficacy of slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) against L. monocytogenes planktonic cells and biofilm on food-contact surfaces including stainless steel and glass was systematically evaluated. The results showed that SAEW (pH of 5.09 and available chlorine concentration (ACC) of 60.33 mg/L) could kill L. monocytogenes on food-contact surfaces completely in 30 s, whose disinfection efficacy is equal to that of NaClO solutions (pH of 9.23 and ACC of 253.53 mg/L). The results showed that long exposure time and high ACC contributed to the enhancement of the disinfection efficacy of SAEW on L. monocytogenes on food-contact surfaces. Moreover, the log reduction of SAEW treatment presented an increasing tendency within the prolonging of treatment time when SAEW was used to remove the L. monocytogenes biofilm formed on stainless steel and glass surfaces, which suggested that SAEW could remove L. monocytogenes biofilm effectively and its disinfection efficacy is equal to (in case of stainless steel) or higher than (in case of glass) that of high ACC of NaClO solutions. In addition, the results of the crystal violet staining and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) also demonstrated that SAEW treatment could remove the L. monocytogenes biofilm on food-contact surfaces.


Biology ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
pp. 97
Author(s):  
Alessandro Di Cerbo ◽  
Andrea Mescola ◽  
Giuseppe Rosace ◽  
Valentina Trovato ◽  
Roberto Canton ◽  
...  

Aluminum is the second most widely used metal worldwide. It is present as an additive in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and food contact materials (FCM). In this study, we confirm the bactericidal effect of a special anodizing method, based on TiO2 nanoparticles (DURALTI®) deposited on aluminum disks with different roughness and subjected to two sanitizing treatments: UV and alcohol 70%. Consequently, we perform a time-course evaluation against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria to better frame the time required to achieve the best result. Approximately 106 CFU/mL of Escherichia coli ATCC 25922; Salmonella Typhimurium ATCC 1402; Yersinia enterocolitica ATCC 9610; Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27588; Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538; Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212; Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 and Listeria monocytogenes NCTT 10888 were inoculated onto each aluminum surface and challenged with UV and alcohol 70% at 0, 15”, 30”, 1′, 5′, 15′, 30′, 1, 2, 4 and 6 h. DURALTI® coating already confirmed its ability to induce a 4-logarithmic decrease (from 106 to 102 CFU/mL) after 6 h. Once each sanitizing treatment was applied, an overall bacterial inhibition occurred in a time ranging from 15′′ to 1′. The results are innovative in terms of preventing microbial adhesion and growth in the food industry.


EFSA Journal ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 20 (1) ◽  
Author(s):  
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Claude Lambré ◽  
José Manuel Barat Baviera ◽  
Claudia Bolognesi ◽  
Andrew Chesson ◽  
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EFSA Journal ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 20 (1) ◽  
Author(s):  
◽  
Claude Lambré ◽  
José Manuel Barat Baviera ◽  
Claudia Bolognesi ◽  
Andrew Chesson ◽  
...  

EFSA Journal ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 20 (1) ◽  
Author(s):  
◽  
Claude Lambré ◽  
José Manuel Barat Baviera ◽  
Claudia Bolognesi ◽  
Andrew Chesson ◽  
...  

EFSA Journal ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 20 (1) ◽  
Author(s):  
◽  
Claude Lambré ◽  
José Manuel Barat Baviera ◽  
Claudia Bolognesi ◽  
Andrew Chesson ◽  
...  

EFSA Journal ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 20 (1) ◽  
Author(s):  
◽  
Claude Lambré ◽  
José Manuel Barat Baviera ◽  
Claudia Bolognesi ◽  
Andrew Chesson ◽  
...  

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