Method to Study the Survival Abilities of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens Under Food Processing Conditions
The proper use of controllable atmospheric containers can facilitate investigations related to the survival abilities, and physiological states of key and emerging foodborne pathogens under recreated applicable food processing environmental conditions. Of particular note, the use of saturated salt solutions can efficiently control relative humidity in airtight containers. This chapter describes a practical experimental setup, with necessary prerequisites for exposing foodborne pathogens to simulated and relevant food processing environmental conditions. Subsequent analyses for studying cell physiology will also be suggested.
Key wordsAirtight containers Relative humidity Saturated salt solution Microbial survival Microbial physiology Food processing environment simulation
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