Animal Products

Colicin E1 has High Antimicrobial Activity against Listeria Monocytogenes in Culture and on Packaged Ham

Authors
  • Brenda Patton (Iowa State University)
  • Sara Cutler (Iowa State University)
  • James S. Dickson (Iowa State University)
  • Steven M. Lonergan (Iowa State University)
  • Chad H. Stahl (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Colicins are gram-negative bacteriocins produced by, and effective against Escherichia coli and closely related species. This study evaluated the activity of a purified poreforming, Colicin E1 (ColE1) against L. monocytogenes in broth and on RTE product surfaces. Colicins were effective at reducing Listeria populations at doses as low as 0.1µg/mL in broth culture, and up to 5.5 log CFU/g on cured ham slices. Colicins may be an effective intervention for the control of Listeria in ready to eat meat products.

Keywords: ASL R2179

How to Cite:

Patton, B., Cutler, S., Dickson, J. S., Lonergan, S. M. & Stahl, C. H., (2007) “Colicin E1 has High Antimicrobial Activity against Listeria Monocytogenes in Culture and on Packaged Ham”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 4(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-79

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Published on
01 Jan 2007
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