Competitive Exclusion Sprout Safety Research

This useful sprout safety research concerning competitive exclusion will come in handy for anyone who is interested in learning more about sprout food safety.

"Analysis of Native Microflora and Selection of Strains Antagonistic to Human Pathogens on Fresh Produce" , Journal of Food Protection: Vol. 64, No. 8, pp. 1110-1115., Ching-Hsing Liao and William F. Fett, USDA, ARS, Eastern Regional Research Center.

"Biological control strategies targeted against human pathogens on sprouts" 2005 IFT Annual Meeting, July 15-20 - New Orleans, Louisiana, Session 62, Intervention strategies for fresh produce, W. F. Fett.

"Biopreservation in Modified Atmosphere Stored Mungbean Sprouts: The Use of Vegetable-Associated Bacteriocinogenic Lactic Acid Bacteria to Control the Growth of Listeria Monocytogenes",  M.H.J. Bennik, W. van Overbeek, E.J. Smid & L.G.M. Gorris.

"Characterization of an E2-Type Colicin and its Application to Treat Alfalfa Seeds to Reduce Escherichia coli O157:H7", International Journal of Food Microbiology, Volume 93, Issue 3 , 15 June 2004, Pages 267-279, L. Sarada Nandiwada, Gerry P. Schamberger, H. William Schafer and Francisco Diez-Gonzalez,  Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, 1334 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA, Received 15 February 2003;  Revised 2 October 2003;  accepted 25 November 2003.  Available online 10 March 2004.

"Characterization of mundticin L, a Class IIa anti-Listeria bacteriocin from Enterococcus mundtii CUGF08" Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Jul 6. Feng G, Guron GK, Churey JJ, Worobo RW.

"Characterization of the cultivable microbiota of sprouts and their potential for application as protective cultures."  Syst Appl Microbiol. 2007 Sep;30(6):483-93. Epub 2007 May 18. Weiss A, Hertel C, Grothe S, Ha D, Hammes WP. Institute of Food Technology, University of Hohenheim, Garbenstr. 28, D-70599 Stuttgart, Germany.

"Competitive exclusion of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and coliforms by Lactococcus lactis isolated from radish [Raphanus sativus] sprouts." Journal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan (Japan) (Jul 2002.)v. 30(7) p. 405-413. Okuda, T. (Sanwa Norin Co. Ltd., Hasuda, Saitama (Japan)); Uchida, H.; Nakamura, M.; Endo, A.; Okada, S.

"Composition and Physiological Profiling of Sprout-Associated Microbial Communities", Journal of Food Protection: Vol. 65, No. 12, pp. 1903-1908. Anabelle Matos, Jay L. Garland, and William F. Fett.

"Control of Salmonella on sprouting mung bean and alfalfa seeds by using a biocontrol preparation based on antagonistic bacteria and lytic bacteriophages." J Food Prot. 2010 Jan;73(1):9-17. Ye J,Kostrzynska M,Dunfield K,Warriner K., Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1.

"Effects of Community Versus Single Strain Inoculants on the Biocontrol of Salmonella and Microbial Community Dynamics in Alfalfa Sprouts" Anabelle Matos, Jay L. Garland, Journal of Food Protection, January 2005, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 40-48(9).

"Evaluation of the Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria DSC to Control Pathogens on Alfalfa Sprouts" Technical Abstracts T32,  MARSHA R. HARRIS, Mindy M. Brashears, and Durward A. Smith, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 143 Filley Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0919, USA.

"Inhibition of Salmonella enterica by plant-associated pseudomonads in vitro and on sprouting alfalfa seed." J Food Prot. 2006 Apr;69(4):719-28. Fett WF. Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA.

"Isolation, identification, and selection of lactic acid bacteria from alfalfa sprouts for competitive inhibition of foodborne pathogens", May 2004, Journal of Food Protection Vol. 67, No. 5, Wilderdyke M.R.; Smith D.A.; Brashears M.M.

"Isolation of two bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria from alfalfa seeds" Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans,  Jun 29 2008 Guoping Feng, Cornell University, Geneva, NY; John J. Churey, Cornell University, Geneva, NY; Randy W. Worobo, Cornell University, Geneva, NY. 

"Plasmid transfer from Pseudomonas putida to the indigenous bacteria on alfalfa sprouts: characterization, direct quantification, and in situ location of transconjugant cells."Appl Environ Microbiol. 2003 Sep;69(9):5536-42. Molbak L, Licht TR, Kvist T, Kroer N, Andersen SR. Department of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, National Environmental Research Institute, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

"Quantitative analysis of the growth of Salmonella stanley during alfalfa sprouting and evaluation of Enterobacter aerogenes as its surrogate." , J Food Prot. 2007 Feb;70(2):316-22. Liu B, Schaffner DW. Food Risk Analysis Initiative, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8520, USA.

"Use of bacteriophages as biocontrol agents to control Salmonella associated with seed sprouts" Int J Food Microbiol. 2008 Oct 22. Kocharunchitt C, Ross T, McNeil DL. Food Safety Centre, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, School of Agricultural Science, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 54, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia.

"Use of Bacteriophages to Control Salmonella in Experimentally Contaminated Sprout Seeds", June/July 2004, Journal of Food Science: Vol. 69, No. 5.  M127-M130. S. Pao, S.P. Randolph, E.W. Westbrook and H. Shen.

"Use of Bean Sprout Enterobacteriaceae Isolates as Biological Control Agents of Pseudomonas Fluorescens", Enomoto, K., January/February 2004, Journal of Food Science Vol. 69, Issue 1.