Salsa-associated outbreaks, including the large multistate outbreak in the United States in 2008 caused by jalapeño and serrano peppers contaminated with Salmonella Saintpaul, have raised concerns about salsa as a potential vehicle for transmission. Continue reading
The use of the Seward Stomacher in preparing samples for the assessment of microbial populations in the manufacture of vacuum-packaged ready-to-eat roast beef and in a related production plant.
Some microbiological criteria were monitored for 6 months in vacuum-packaged roast beef (15 production batches), raw beef (10 batches), and other meat products (12 batches) produced Continue reading
The effects of vacuum packaging, chitosan (1.5%, w/v), and natamycin (10 mg/L, w/v) on phyllo pastry quality were studied by monitoring microbiological, chemical, and sensory changes. Continue reading
Stomacher used to prepare hot dogs, sliced turkey meat, smoked salmon, seafood, sliced cabbage, and lettuce leaves for bacteriophage assay against food-borne Listeria monocytogenes. Food-borne Listeria monocytogenes is a serious threat to human health, and new strategies to combat this opportunistic pathogen in foods are needed. Continue reading
Marburg and Ebola hemorrhagic fevers have been described as the most virulent viral diseases known to man due to associative lethality rates of up to 90%. Death can occur within days to weeks of exposure and there is currently no licensed vaccine or therapeutic. Recent evidence suggests an important role for antiviral T cells in conferring protection, but little detailed analysis of this response as driven by a protective vaccine has been reported.
The Stomacher® was used to prepare samples of skin, liver and breast meat for PCR study. The present study provides data on contamination level with Campylobacter in poultry and poultry products after air chilling. Continue reading
The Stomacher® was used to blend cat fish samples to study the use of vinegar to reduce the growing number of illnesses caused by spoilage bacteria. Continue reading
Stomacher® 400 used to prepare faeces samples for comparative study of fluorescent in situ hybridization and the current gold standard for intestinal microbiota quantification. In general, a good correlation between the two methods was observed. Continue reading
Stomacher® 80 used to process lung tissue in antifungal drug trial for Aspergillus fumigatus.The Stomacher® 80 blending action selected for extraction of fungal spores post drug exposure. Continue reading
Stomacher® 400 lab blender has been used to process fish meat samples. The Stomacher® has also been used to conduct a preservative challenge test. Continue reading