Table 1.

Viable counts on CTSI agar of Carnobacterium spp. in inoculated and uninoculateda meat samples after 0 and 7 days of storage at 4°C in air and vacuum packs

SampleViable count (CFU g−1)b in:
AirVacuum pack
Day 0Day 7Day 0Day 7
Control0000
H042.8 × 1043.5 × 1071.1 × 1042.0 × 107
I041.8 × 1046.3 × 1075.8 × 1031.0 × 107
I055.8 × 1041.5 × 1072.1 × 1041.0 × 107
B1755.0 × 1043.6 × 1071.5 × 1044.6 × 107
F2711.4 × 1041.7 × 1071.9 × 1045.9 × 107
Hc712.3 × 1048.8 × 1061.1 × 1044.8 × 107
Hc731.2 × 1047.8 × 1066.1 × 1036.7 × 107
H1711.2 × 1041.8 × 1071.6 × 1041.6 × 107
H1721.5 × 1041.0 × 1071.7 × 1046.8 × 107
H1732.2 × 1044.0 × 1078.3 × 1034.1 × 107
H1751.6 × 1042.8 × 1074.4 × 1034.8 × 107
Ic722.8 × 1045.0 × 1071.7 × 1043.2 × 107
Ic733.3 × 1049.5 × 1062.3 × 1048.4 × 107
Ic743.8 × 1043.5 × 1071.2 × 1045.5 × 107
Ic754.2 × 1043.1 × 1074.2 × 1031.6 × 107
I1718.7 × 1031.3 × 1071.3 × 1046.3 × 107
I1721.8 × 1047.5 × 1073.1 × 1041.9 × 107
I1731.3 × 1042.3 × 1071.2 × 1041.0 × 107
I1743.3 × 1042.1 × 1072.7 × 1048.6 × 107
I1751.0 × 1044.1 × 1072.5 × 1044.4 × 107
Lc723.3 × 1042.1 × 1074.7 × 1048.1 × 107
L1711.3 × 1045.8 × 1072.5 × 1046.0 × 107
M1736.2 × 1043.2 × 1078.4 × 1033.3 × 107
B12011.1 × 1048.2 × 1075.5 × 1046.0 × 107
D12012.2 × 1043.4 × 1071.1 × 1033.6 × 107
D12022.9 × 1046.2 × 1072.6 × 1031.6 × 107
D12031.3 × 1049.1 × 1071.1 × 1041.0 × 107
D12042.2 × 1048.7 × 1072.0 × 1047.6 × 106
D12051.7 × 1047.8 × 1073.0 × 1031.8 × 107
F12011.3 × 1031.2 × 1072.6 × 1032.4 × 107
F12022.0 × 1041.0 × 1076.4 × 1031.0 × 107
F12044.6 × 1041.0 × 1078.6 × 1031.0 × 107
F12052.6 × 1046.3 × 1077.7 × 1032.0 × 107
Hc2033.1 × 1048.0 × 1061.9 × 1048.2 × 107
H12013.7 × 1041.2 × 1071.2 × 1049.2 × 107
H12022.2 × 1047.1 × 1072.4 × 1041.3 × 107
H12032.8 × 1046.3 × 1079.5 × 1031.8 × 107
H12052.4 × 1041.6 × 1072.6 × 1041.5 × 107
Ic2041.5 × 1045.9 × 1071.9 × 1041.8 × 107
I12034.3 × 1041.0 × 1072.2 × 1041.6 × 107
2M2.0 × 1048.2 × 1071.7 × 1043.0 × 107
7M3.0 × 1037.4 × 1074.0 × 1042.9 × 107
9P2.6 × 1038.0 × 1079.0 × 1031.5 × 107
DSM203421.2 × 1045.2 × 1072.7 × 1042.2 × 107
  • a Ten samples of uninoculated meat were used as negative controls both in air and in vacuum packs.

  • b Expressed as a mean based on duplicate experiments. Standard deviations were always lower than 20% of the means.