Food Weekly Focus
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Food Agriculture and Environment
Studies conducted at C. Tuchila et al on food agriculture and environment recently published
January 8th, 2009
"Recent studies show great opportunities in food industry for antimicrobial activity of plant extracts on some pathogenic microorganisms. Plant extracts are used in food processing technologies as natural additives substituting synthetic products," scientists in Timisoara, Romania report.
"The research subject was to obtain alcoholic, hydroalcoholic and aqueous extracts from Ocimum basilicum, Satureja hortensis and Anethum graveolens, and then these samples were thermally treated to imitate the conservation conditions for food products. Pathogenic microorganisms were Escherichia coli, Staphyloccocus aureus, Streptococcus cricetus and Candida albicans and the evaluation...
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Source: Food Weekly Focus (2009-01-08)