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Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in Cooked Ham by Virulent Bacteriophages and Protective Cultures
- Holck, A., Berg, J.
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2009 v.75 no.21 pp. 6944-6946
- Listeria monocytogenes, bacteriophages, ham
- Protective cultures can be used successfully as an additional hurdle together with phages to reduce growth of Listeria monocytogenes on sliced cooked ham. Addition of phages resulted in a rapid 10-fold reduction of L. monocytogenes. After 14 to 28 days of storage, a 100-fold reduction was observed in samples with phages and protective culture compared to results for samples with phages alone.