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TitleSalmonella enterica enteritidis biofilm formation and viability on regular and triclosan-impregnated bench cover materials
Author(s)Rodrigues, Diana Alexandra Ferreira
Teixeira, P.
Oliveira, Rosário
Azeredo, Joana
KeywordsBench cover materials
Salmonella enterica Enteritidis
Biofilm formation
Cellular viability
Issue date2011
PublisherInternational Association for Food Protection
JournalJournal of food protection
Abstract(s)Contamination of food contact surfaces by microbes such as Salmonella is directly associated with substantial industry costs and severe foodborne disease outbreaks. Several approaches have been developed to control microbial attachment; one approach is the development of food contact materials incorporating antimicrobial compounds. In the present study, Salmonella enterica Enteritidis adhesion and biofilm formation on regular and triclosan-impregnated kitchen bench stones (silestones) were assessed, as was cellular viability within biofilms. Enumeration of adhered cells on granite, marble, stainless steel, and silestones revealed that all materials were prone to bacterial colonization (4 to 5 log CFU/cm2), and no significant effect of triclosan was found. Conversely, results concerning biofilm formation highlighted a possible bacteriostatic activity of triclosan; smaller amounts of Salmonella Enteritidis biofilms were formed on impregnated silestones, and significantly lower numbers of viable cells (1 × 105 to 1 × 106 CFU/cm2) were found in these biofilms than in those on the other materials (1 × 107 CFU/cm2). All surfaces tested failed to promote food safety, and careful utilization with appropriate sanitation of these surfaces is critical in food processing environments. Nevertheless, because of its bacteriostatic activity, triclosan incorporated into silestones confers some advantage for controlling microbial contamination.
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