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Scientists Learn How Listeria Grows on Refrigerated Smoked Salmon

One of the dangers of Listeria monocytogenes is that it can grow on food even in the cold temperatures of the refrigerator, although it does grow more slowly at 40 degrees F or less. Studying how foodborne pathogens adapt in different foods and storage conditions could help scientists develop more efficient control strategies and growth inhibitors. One… Continue Reading

Study: Health Supplement Could Reduce Strength of E. Coli

Researchers at North Dakota State University have discovered that a mood-enhancing susbstance can help reduce the virulence of E. coli. In testing a series of chemicals on E. coli in beef broth, researchers found that a neurotransmitter called phenylethylamine (PEA) reduced the bacteria’s biofilms. “Biofilms are complex communities of bacteria that attach themselves to surfaces… Continue Reading