Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Effect of evaporated ethyl pyruvate on reducing salmonella enteritidis in raw chicken meat

Cetin, BayramUran, HarunKonak, Merve

In this study, the effect of evaporated ethyl pyruvate (EP) was evaluated for the decontamination of Salmonella Enteritidis on chicken leg meat as a safe alternative to antimicrobial agent. Also, total aerobic mesophilic bacteria (TAMB), Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli and yeast-mold counts samples were investigated. Subsequently, the samples were injected with 0, 42, 105 and 420 mg evaporated EP/L air to the paper filter attached to the container cover and stored at +4 °C for 10 days. According to the results, 42 mg EP/L concentration did not cause a significant decrease in Salmonella Enteritidis count (p>0.05). However, it was determined that 105 and 420 mg EP/L treatments reduced the number of Salmonella Enteritidis by more than 1 and 2 log, respectively. EP application also significantly influenced the number of TAMB, Enterobacteriaceae and yeast-mold. These results indicate that EP is an effective antimicrobial that could be used to enhance the safety of chicken meat.(AU)

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