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Impact of lactic acid solutions on chicken skin surfaces decontamination

Lecompte J.Y., Collignan A., Sarter S., Kondjoyan A.. 2006. In : Food is life, 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, 17-21 September 2006, Nantes. s.l. : s.n., 2 p.. World Congress of Food Science and Technology. 13, 2006-09-17/2006-09-21, Nantes (France).

Poultry carcasses are often contaminated with foodborne pathogens, including Salmonella spp., Campylobacter jejuni, and Listeria monocytogenes, the highest contamination being found on the skin. In addition to the improvement in the husbandry and slaughtering practices, mild decontaminating treatments could be applied to increase the safety and the shelf life of poultry products. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the decontaminating effect of lactic acid (LA) on chicken skin inoculated with Listeria innocua, used as a model of pathogenic bacteria. (Résumé d'auteur)

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