Research – Impact of Interventions on the Survival of Salmonella enterica I 4,[5],12:I:- in Pork

Journal of Food Protection

A mixed culture of different isolates of Salmonella serovar I 4,[5], 12:i:- was compared to a mixed culture of reference Salmonella serovars as well as non-pathogenic Escherichia coli surrogates.. The two groups of Salmonella were compared for their resistance to commonly used pork carcass interventions, survival in ground pork and thermal resistance in ground pork. There were no observed differences between the response of the two different groups of Salmonella serovars and the non-pathogenic E. coli surrogates within intervention type.  There were no observed differences in the recovery and survival of the two different groups of Salmonella serovars in pork which had been treated with interventions, ground and stored at 5 o C for two weeks. Finally, there were no observed differences in heat resistance between the two different groups of Salmonella serovars in ground pork which had been treated with interventions, ground and stored at 5 o C for two weeks. However, there were observed differences in heat resistance in both groups of Salmonella serovars associated with refrigerated storage. The heat resistance of both groups of Salmonella serovars decreased after refrigerated storage. The results of these experiments demonstrate that there were no observed differences between the responses of Salmonella serovar I 4,[5], 12:i:- when compared to the reference Salmonella serovars to commonly used interventions in the pork industry, and therefore do not present a unique challenge to the pork industry.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s