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Comparative study of survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated in pork batter after ohmic cooking and water bath cooking
- Tian, Xiaojing, Shao, Lele, Yu, Qianqian, Yang, Huan, Li, Xingmin, Dai, Ruitong
- International journal of food microbiology 2019 v.304 pp. 11-18
- Escherichia coli O157, batters, comparative study, cooking, cooking quality, ohmic heating, pork, sodium chloride, storage temperature
- In this study, the effects of ohmic cooking (OH) and water bath cooking (WB) on the reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated in pork batter with addition of sodium chloride (NaCl) were studied, and the recovery and growth of OH and WB treated E. coli O157:H7 were also investigated during storage. The time for samples cooked by OH to reach the targeted endpoint temperature (61, 65, and 72 °C) was shorter than that of WB, and the addition of NaCl dramatically shortened the cooking time of OH treated samples, however, no significant effect was observed by WB. Samples with NaCl and cooked by OH had lower cooking loss than that of WB, but the inactivation effect of E. coli O157:H7 by OH was comparable to WB. During storage, the recovery and growth of sublethally injured E. coli O157:H7 were slower at 4 °C, and storage at 4 °C for 24 h delayed their recovery at 37 °C from 36 h to 48 h. These results indicated that OH had greater potential in the application of meat batter processing.