Evaluation of chlorine dioxide gas as a sanitizer for fresh fruits and vegetables

Pummeling samples in a Stomacher blender (Seward Medical, Ltd., London, U.K.) was
also evaluated as a procedure to remove Salmonella, yeasts, and molds from berries. Samples were prepared as described for the wash method, except that, instead of washing berries, strawberries were pummeled at normal speed for 1 min in a Stomacher 400 blender and blueberries and raspberries were pummeled in for 1 min in a Stomacher 80 blender.

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Effects of Reproductive Hormones on Experimental Vaginal Candidiasis

The Stomacher 80 was used to extract candida from tissue vulvovaginal candidiasis. VVC is an opportunistic mucosal infection caused by Candida albicans that affects large numbers of otherwise healthy women of childbearing age. Continue reading