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The effect of cold atmospheric plasma and linalool nanoemulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat chicken meat

González-González, Cid R.; Labo-Popoola, Olaoniye; Delgado-Pando, Gonzalo; Theodoridou, Katerina; Doran, Olena; Stratakos, Alexandros Ch

Authors

Cid R. González-González

Olaoniye Labo-Popoola

Gonzalo Delgado-Pando

Katerina Theodoridou



Abstract

In this study, the antimicrobial efficiency of a novel low-voltage piezoelectric direct discharge generated cold plasma (CAP) and linalool-loaded nanoemulsion washing (LW) was assessed against Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken meat. The antimicrobial activity of the nanoemulsified linalool and its effect on cell membrane permeability were also determined in vitro. Nanoemulsified linalool showed similar antimicrobial activity against Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7. The antimicrobial activity of CAP (0–5 min) and LW (0–25 min) treatments were determined individually and in combination in different sequence of application on RTE chicken. Individual treatments of CAP (5 min) and LW (25 min) achieved similar reduction levels for E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella (1.4–1.8 log CFU/g). The combination of CAP (5 min) followed by LW (25 min) showed the highest reductions, 2.76 and > 3.24 log CFU/g for E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, respectively, without significantly affecting the lipid oxidation levels of RTE chicken meat. This is the first report on the antibacterial effect of a piezoelectric direct discharge generated cold plasma to enhance food safety. Cold plasma, alone or in combination with linalool nanoemulsions, can be adopted by the food industry for decontamination of RTE chicken meat.

Citation

González-González, C. R., Labo-Popoola, O., Delgado-Pando, G., Theodoridou, K., Doran, O., & Stratakos, A. C. (2021). The effect of cold atmospheric plasma and linalool nanoemulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat chicken meat. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 149, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2021.111898

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 7, 2021
Online Publication Date Jun 10, 2021
Publication Date Sep 1, 2021
Deposit Date Jun 25, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jun 11, 2022
Journal LWT
Print ISSN 0023-6438
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 149
Article Number 111898
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2021.111898
Keywords Food Science
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7485884
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: The effect of cold atmospheric plasma and linalool nanoemulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat chicken meat; Journal Title: LWT; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2021.111898; Content Type: article; Copyright: © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.