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
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.