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Room Temperature Growth of Salmonella enterica Serovar Saintpaul in Fresh Mexican Salsa

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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

Assessment of Microbial Populations in the Manufacture of Vacuum-Packaged Ready-to-Eat Roast Beef and in a Related Production Plant

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.

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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

Virulent bacteriophage for efficient biocontrol of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods.

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

Induction of Broad Cytotoxic T Cells by Protective DNA Vaccination Against Marburg and Ebola

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.

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Detection of Campylobacter using standard culture and PCR of 16S rRNA gene in freshly chilled poultry and poultry products in a slaughterhouse

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

New Real-Time Quantitative PCR Procedure for Quantification of Bifidobacteria in Human Fecal Samples.

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

Efficacy, Safety, and Plasma Pharmacokinetics of Escalating Dosages of Intravenously Administered Ravuconazole Lysine Phosphoester for Treatment of Experimental Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Persistently Neutropenic Rabbits.

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