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Modeling the growth of Salmonella spp. on cut tomatoes

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Modeling the growth of Salmonella spp. on cut tomatoes
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eng
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Food Science
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Salmonella
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Tomatoes
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Tomato-associated Salmonella outbreaks have recently become a significant food safety concern. Temperature abuse of cut tomatoes may have played a role in some of these outbreaks.
The purpose of this study was to develop a mathematical model to describe the growth of Salmonella on cut tomatoes at various temperatures.
Four Salmonella serotypes (Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Javiana, Salmonella Braenderup) obtained from previous tomato-linked cases of salmonellosis were used in this study. These four serotypes were cultured separately, combined into a cocktail and inoculated onto whole red round tomatoes and allowed to dry overnight. The tomatoes were then cut into pieces and incubated at a predetermined range of temperatures (10, 12.5, 15, 18.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 27.5, 30, and 35°C). Salmonella concentration was measured at specified time intervals to determine the growth curve for Salmonella on cut tomatoes at each temperature. The growth rates were calculated using DMFit and used to build a mathematical model to illustrate the relationship between the growth rates of Salmonella on tomatoes and incubation temperatures from 10-35°C.
The resulting model compared favorably with a Salmonella growth model for raw poultry developed by our laboratory. The Pathogen Modeling Program under-predicted growth at low temperatures and over predicted growth at high temperatures. ComBase predicted consistently slower growth rates than were observed in tomatoes, but showed parallel increases in growth rate with increasing temperature.
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by Wenjing Pan
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1982-
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Donald
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Donald W Schaffner
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Matthews
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Karl
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Chikindas
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Michael
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Michael L Chikindas
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Rutgers University
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2010
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ETD graduate
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