TABLE 2

Highest mild stress conditions used to challenge the NEO water-treated pathogenic cells

OrganismTemp (°C)pHNaCl concn (%)Bile salt concn (%)
Y. enterocolitica514.630.40a
E. coli O157:H7513.620.40
S. Enteritidis513.620.10
  • a The highest bile salt concentration tested was 0.40%. Although it did not significantly (P > 0.05) impact the population of Y. enterocolitica and E. coli O157:H7, it was still chosen for use in the experiment.