Antimicrobial activity of essential oils of three herbs against Listeria monocytogenes on chicken frankfurters

Authors

  • Abdollah GHASEMI PIRBALOUTI A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti, Islamic Azad University-Shahrekord Branch, Shahrekord, POBox: 166, Iran
  • Ebrahim RAHIMI Department of Food Hygiene, School of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University-Shahrekord Branch, Shahrekord, Iran
  • Sayed Ali MOOSAVI School of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University-Shahrekord Branch, Shahrekord, Iran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2010.95.3.14765

Keywords:

Iranian medicinal herbs, Listeria monocytogenes, chicken frankfurters, essential oil

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen responsible for listeriosis. The inhibitory effect of essential oils (1% v/w) of Thymus daenensis Celak (Lamiaceae), Thymbra spicata L. (Lamiaceae) and Satureja bachtiarica Bunge (Lamiaceae) applied to the surface of chicken frankfurters was determined on L. monocytogenes inoculated at low (103 CFU/g) and high (106 CFU/g) populations and stored for seven and 14 days. The results showed that L. monocytogenes populations increased during seven and 14 days of storage at 4 °C on control frankfurters without essential oil. The application of 1 % essential oil (v/w) of herbs to frankfurter surfaces can significantly reduce (p<0.05) the L. monocytogenes populations as compared to control in two inocula treatments after seven and 14 days of storage at 4 °C.

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28. 10. 2010

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How to Cite

GHASEMI PIRBALOUTI, A., RAHIMI, E., & MOOSAVI, S. A. (2010). Antimicrobial activity of essential oils of three herbs against Listeria monocytogenes on chicken frankfurters. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 95(3), 219–223. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2010.95.3.14765

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