Research – Role of Marine Bacterial Contaminants in Histamine Formation in Seafood Products: A Review


Histamine is a toxic biogenic amine commonly found in seafood products or their derivatives. This metabolite is produced by histamine-producing bacteria (HPB) such as Proteus vulgarisP. mirabilisEnterobacter aerogenesE. cloacaeSerratia fonticolaS. liquefaciensCitrobacter freundiiC. braakiiClostridium spp., Raoultella planticolaR. ornithinolyticaVibrio alginolyticusV. parahaemolyticusV. olivaceusAcinetobacter lowffiPlesiomonas shigelloidesPseudomonas putidaP. fluorescensAeromonas spp., Photobacterium damselaeP. phosphoreumP. leiognathiP. iliopiscariumP. kishitanii, and P. aquimaris. In this review, the role of these bacteria in histamine production in fish and seafood products with consequences for human food poisoning following consumption are discussed. In addition, methods to control their activity in countering histamine production are proposed. View Full-Text

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