Enterococcus faecalis CECT7121: Bio-control of pathogens in ground meat

Authors
Sparo, M. D.; Confalonieri, Alejandra; Urbizu, Lucia Paola; Ceci, M.; Sanchez Bruni, Sergio Fabian
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Meat and particularly ground beef is frequently associated with Food Poisoning episodes and breeches in Food Safety. The main goal of this research was to evaluate the bactericide effect of the probiotic Enterococcus faecalis CECT7121, against different pathogens as: Escherichia coli O157:H7, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens and Listeria monocytogenes, inoculated in ground beef meat. Three studies were performed to evaluate the inhibition of E. faecalis CECT7121 on ground beef meat samples inoculated with pathogens: Study I: Samples (100 g meat) were inoculated with pathogens (103 CFU/g)) and E. faecalis CECT7121 (104 CFU/g) simulta- neously. Study II: Samples were inoculated with E. faecalis CECT7121 24 h before the pathogens. Study III: E. faecalis CECT7121were inoculated 24 h after pathogens. The viable counts were per- formed at 0, 24, 48 and 72 h post-inoculation. The simultaneous inoculation of E. faecalis CECT7121 with E. coli O157:H7 strains resulted in the absence of viable counts of bacteria at 72 h post-treatment. However, when the probiotic was added 24 h before and 24 h after the pathogen E. coli O157:H7, viable cells were not detected at 24 h and 48 h post-treatment, respectively. Consis- tently, neither S. aureus nor Cl. perfringens viable bacteria were detected at 48 h in whole assays when inoculated with E. faecalis CECT7121. The same trend than described before was obtained af- ter applying the 3 models assayed for L. monocytogenes. The current assays demonstrated the bactericide activity of E. faecalis CECT7121 strain on bacterial pathogens in ground beef meat.
Fil: Sparo, M. D.. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - Conicet- Tandil. Centro de Investigacion Veterinaria de Tandil; Argentina; Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina;
Fil: Confalonieri, Alejandra. Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. Departamento de Fisiopatología. Laboratorio de Farmacología; Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET - Tandil. Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil; Argentina;
Fil: Urbizu, Lucia Paola. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - Conicet- Tandil. Centro de Investigacion Veterinaria de Tandil; Argentina; Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina;
Fil: Ceci, M.. Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina;
Fil: Sanchez Bruni, Sergio Fabian. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET - Tandil. Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil; Argentina; Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina;
Subject
Probioticos
Enfermedades infecciosas
Enterococcus Faecalis CECT7121
Alimentos
Nutrición, Dietética
Ciencias de la Salud
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Biología Celular, Microbiología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
Condiciones de uso
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/1871