Synergistic antimicrobial effects of activated lactoferrin and rosemary extract in vitro and potential application in meat storage

This study aimed to explore the antimicrobial effects of activated lactoferrin and rosemary extract on Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis and Listeria monocytogenes, and to investigate their application potential in the meat storage

Ferda Soyer; Deniz Keman; Erdal Eroğlu; Hasan Türe

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • This study aimed to explore the antimicrobial effects of activated lactoferrin and rosemary extract on Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis and Listeria monocytogenes, and to investigate their application potential in the meat storage
  • Minimum inhibitory concentrations of ALF, RE and ALF–RE combinations were determined via microtiter plate assay
  • Synergistic effect of ALF and RE on the inhibition of E. coli O157:H7 increased the activity of ALF two to three folds
  • Both ALF and RE were found effective in the prevention of L. monocytogenes growth about two logs
  • Choice of natural antimicrobials may be promising in food preservation

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