Survival of Listeria monocytogenes, Yersinia enterocolitica and Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Quality Changes After Irradiation of Beef Steaks and Ground Beef Academic Article uri icon


  • Beef steaks and ground beef were inoculated with Listeria monocytogenes, Yersinia enterocolitica, or Escherichia coli O157:H7. Samples were packaged in air or under vacuum and irradiated at low (0.60 to 0.80 kGy) or medium (1.5 to 2.0 kGy) doses, with each dose delivered at either a low (2.8 M/min conveyor speed) or high (6.9 M/min) dose rate. Medium‐dose irradiation accompanied by 7°C storage resulted in no Y. enterocolitica or E. coli O157:H7 survivors being detected. There was no effect on survival of the pathogens by dose rate or storage atmosphere. No difference (P>0.05) was observed in meat pH or color, but TBA values increased after 7 days storage. Copyright © 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

author list (cited authors)

  • FU, A., SEBRANEK, J. G., & MURANO, E. A.

citation count

  • 69

publication date

  • September 1995