Combining Pediocin (ALTA 2341) with Thermal Pasteurization for Control of Listeria monocytogenes on Frankfurters

Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2005. Combining heat pasteurization after packaging with addition of pediocin (ALTA 2341) as a antimicrobial treatment for frankfurters was more effective than either treatment alone for reducing the number of contaminating Listeria monocytogenes. Heat treatments were most effective for single link packages, intermediate for 5-link packages and least effective for 10-link packages. Combining these treatments provides for improved control of contaminating L. monocytogenes on frankfurters and increases the safety of these products for consumers.