Biofilms Sprout Safety Research

We have collected important biofilms-related sprout safety research into a single location.

"Differential binding of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to alfalfa, human epithelial cells, and plastic is mediated by a variety of surface structures." Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Dec;71(12):8008-15. Torres AG, Jeter C, Langley W, Matthysse AG.

"Microbial diversity changes in soybean sprouts treated with enterocin AS-48" Food Microbiol. 2009 Dec;26(8):922-6. Epub 2009 Jul 3. Cobo Molinos A, Abriouel H, Ben Omar N, López RL, Gálvez A. Area de Microbiología, Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Jaén, 23071-Jaén, Spain.

"Native Biofilms on Mung Bean Sprouts", William F. Fett, Peter Cook, CAN. J. MICROBIOL. 49: 45-50 (2003).

"Native Microbial Aggregates On Alfalfa, Clover And Mung Bean Sprout Cotyledons For Thickness As Determined By Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy" Food Microbiology. 22:253-259 Fett, W.F., Cooke, P.H. 2005.

"Naturally Occurring Biofilms on Alfalfa and Other Types of Sprouts", May 2000, Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 625-632, William F. Fett.

"Potential of protective cultures in sprout production". Skyttä E, Haikara A, Siitonen A, Mattila-Sandholm T.In: Noeckler K, Teufel P, Schmidt K, Weise E, eds. Proceedings of 4th World Congress Foodborne Infections and Intoxications. Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Veterinary Medicine, Berlin, Germany 1998;Vol 1:631-633.

"Potential protective cultures in sprout production" Skyttä E, Haikara A, Siitonen A, Mattila-Sandholm T. . In: Abstracts of 4th World Congress Foodborne Infections and Intoxications. Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Veterinary Medicine, Germany, Berlin, 1998:141.

"Protective cultures for controlling of microbiological risks in sprouting" Skyttä E, Haikara A, Siitonen A, Saarela M, Mattila-Sandholm T. . In: Abstracts of the ASM 99th General Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. American Society for Microbiology 1999:522-523.

"Scanning electron microscopy of native biofilms on mung bean sprouts." Can J Microbiol. 2003 Jan;49(1):45-50. Fett WF, Cooke PH. Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA.