Animal Products

Combining Pediocin (ALTA™ 2341) with Irradiation for Control of Listeria monocytogenes

  • C. H. Chen (Iowa State University)
  • Joseph G. Sebranek (Iowa State University)
  • James S. Dickson (Iowa State University)
  • Aubrey F. Mendonca (Iowa State University)


Pediocin (ALTA™ 2341) was studied in combination with irradiation treatments for control of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products. Both pediocin and irradiation were effective but the combination was highly effective and synergistic. Therefore, the use of pediocin for RTE meats that are irradiated should permit use of lower irradiation doses and improved product quality because of less irradiation-induced off-odors

Keywords: Food Science and Human Nutrition, Animal Science

How to Cite:

Chen, C., Sebranek, J. G., Dickson, J. S. & Mendonca, A. F., (2005) “Combining Pediocin (ALTA™ 2341) with Irradiation for Control of Listeria monocytogenes”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2(1). doi:

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Published on
01 Jan 2005
Peer Reviewed