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- Firmesse, Olivier, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- International journal of food microbiology 2010 v.144 no.1 pp. 96-103
- Escherichia coli O157:H7; viability; cell culture; food contact surfaces; simulation models; chemical treatment; pathogen survival; cleaning; disinfection; bacterial contamination; biofilm; Pseudomonas fluorescens; food sanitation
- ... Our aim was to assess the potential of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to persist in a processing environment. We studied E. coli behaviour under conditions modelling those of meat plants to establish one initial bacterial load that allows persistence and another that does not. Polyurethane coupons (3.5cm²) were contaminated once with E. coli in meat exudate before being subjected daily to a cleaning pro ...