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dc.contributor.authorSmith-Palmer, A.
dc.contributor.authorStewart, J.
dc.contributor.authorFyfe, Lorna
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:33:43Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:33:43Z
dc.date.issued2001-08
dc.identifierER2933
dc.identifier.citationSmith-Palmer, A., Stewart, J. & Fyfe, L. (2001) The potential application of plant essential oils as natural food preservatives in soft cheese, Food Microbiology, vol. 18, , pp. 463-470,
dc.identifier.issn0740-0020
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1006/fmic.2001.0415
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/2933
dc.description.abstractInvestigations were carried out to assess the efficiency of four plantessentialoils; bay, clove, cinnamon and thyme as naturalfoodpreservatives. The effect of the plantessentialoils at concentrations of 0·1, 0·5 and 1% was studied in low-fat and full-fat softcheese against Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enteritidis at 4° and 10°C respectively, over a 14-day period. The composition of the cheese was shown to be an important factor in determining the effectiveness of the plantessentialoils. In the low-fat cheese, all four oils at 1% reduced L. monocytogenes to ≤1·0 log10cfu ml−1. In contrast, in the full-fat cheese, oil of clove was the only oil to achieve this reduction. Oil of thyme proved ineffective against S. enteritidis in the full-fat cheese, yet was equally as effective as the other three oils in the low-fat cheese, reducing S. enteritidis to ≤1·0 log10cfu ml−1from day 4 onwards. It is concluded that selected plantessentialoils can act as potent inhibitors of L. monocytogenes and S. enteritidis in a food product.
dc.format.extent463-470
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofFood Microbiology
dc.titleThe potential application of plant essential oils as natural food preservatives in soft cheese
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume18
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1006/fmic.2001.0415
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dc.description.eprintid2933
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qmu.authorFyfe, Lorna
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dc.description.number4


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