Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in tofu by use of a polyethylene film coated with a cellulosic solution containing nisin

Dong S. Cha, Jinru Chen, Hyun J. Park, Manjeet S. Chinnan

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Abstract

The inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in tofu by the use of a polyethylene (PE) film coated with a cellulosic solution containing nisin was studied. The nisin released from nisin-coated PE film in tofu was estimated and the level of nisin activity against the bacterial strains was obtained. It was found that the application of nisin film controlled the growth and survival of L. monocytogenes in tofu and decreased the chances of secondary contamination of opened packages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Food Science and Technology
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr

Keywords

  • Active packaging
  • Antimicrobial
  • Bacteriocin
  • Food packaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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