Sokoine University of Agriculture

Decontamination of ready-to-eat Japanese mustard green (Brassica japonica) from Escherichia coli using slightly acidic electrolyzed water

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dc.contributor.author Issa-Zacharia, A
dc.contributor.author Kamitani, Y
dc.contributor.author Kazuo Morita, K
dc.contributor.author Iwasaki, K
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-06T08:05:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-06T08:05:29Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-02
dc.identifier.issn 1996-0808
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1397
dc.description African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2009; 3 (10): 649-653 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the present study, slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW: pH 5.6 ± 0.21, 22 ± 1.4 mg/L available chlorine concentration; ACC) was evaluated for decontamination of Japanese mustard green (Brassica japonica) from Escherichia coli (E. coli) and its effectiveness was compared to that of sodium hypochlorite solution (NaOCl solution: pH 9.8±0.01, 110 ± 2.3 mg/L ACC). Decontamination of Japanese mustard green inoculated with E. coli was done by dipping samples into SAEW, NaOCl solution and Tap water (control) with stirring for 2, 5, 10 and 15 min. SAEW achieved E. coli reduction of 1.29 -1.64 log10 CFU/g and was not significantly different from that achieved by NaOCl solution (P > 0.05). Increasing the exposure time did not significantly affect its decontamination effectiveness. The results of current study indicate that SAEW with near neutral pH and low available chlorine concentration could be used as an alternative food sanitizer for NaOCl solution to reduce the population of pathogens from the fruits and vegetables in food industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Slightly acidic electrolyzed water en_US
dc.subject Ready-to-eat vegetables en_US
dc.subject Decontamination en_US
dc.subject Brassica japonica) en_US
dc.title Decontamination of ready-to-eat Japanese mustard green (Brassica japonica) from Escherichia coli using slightly acidic electrolyzed water en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.academicjournals.org/ajmr en_US


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