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Control of Salmonella Enteritidis on food contact surfaces with bacteriophage PVP-SE2

  • Biofouling, (In Press), 2018

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Abstract

Salmonella is one of the worldwide leading foodborne pathogens responsible for illnesses and hospitalizations, and its capacity to form biofilms is one of its many virulence factors. This work evaluated (bacterio)phage control of adhered and biofilm cells of Salmonella Enteritidis on three different substrata at refrigerated and room temperatures, and also a preventive approach in poultry skin. PVP-SE2 phage was efficient in reducing both 24- and 48-h old Salmonella biofilms from polystyrene and stainless steel causing 2 to 5 log CFU cm−2 reductions with a higher killing efficiency at room tem ...

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