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Title: Determination of the efficacy of ultrasound combined with essential oils on the decontamination of Salmonella inoculated lettuce leaves
Authors: Millan-Sango, David
Garroni, E.
Farrugia, Claude
Van Impe, Jan F. M.
Valdramidis, Vasilis P.
Keywords: Salmonella -- Detection
Salmonella food poisoning -- Prevention
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Academic Press
Citation: Millan-Sango, D., Garroni, E., Farrugia, C., Van Impe, J. F. M., & Valdramidis, V. P. (2016). Determination of the efficacy of ultrasound combined with essential oils on the decontamination of Salmonella inoculated lettuce leaves. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 73, 80-87.
Abstract: Salmonella is one of main pathogenic bacteria present in fresh produce. Ultrasound has been reported to be effective at inactivating food-borne pathogens. Moreover, ultrasound can be combined with essential oils to enhance its efficacy. This study evaluates the reduction and inactivation of Salmonella enterica Abony inoculated on lettuce leaves by the application of continuous and pulsed ultrasound as well as ultrasound combined with the essential oil of oregano and thyme. The physicochemical properties of these essential oil nanoemulsions are characterised while the structural damage of treated leaves is determined by the electrolyte leakage. Ultrasound combined with essential oils enhanced the microbial reduction on lettuce leaves and inactivation on the treated water, resulting on significant differences at concentrations higher than 0.018% (v/v) compared to control. Particle size, zeta potential and pH varied between 35 and 133 nm, −26 to −36 mV and 5.67 to 5.38, respectively. Electrolyte leakage was similar for both the control and the treated samples, increasing when essential oils were applied.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/23193
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