Mississippi State University
Schilling, M. Wes
Silva, Juan L.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of buffered vinegar in a marinade solution on inhibiting Listeria monocytogenes growth on cooked broiler breast meat. Broiler breasts were vacuum-tumbled for 30 min in a marinade consisting of dry (0%, 0.4% DV, 0.6%DV, and 0.8%) or liquid vinegar (1.5%), sodium chloride, sodium tripolyphospate, and water. The chicken breasts were then cooked to an internal temperature of 75°C. The breast meat was inoculated with L. monocytogenes, placed into modified atmosphere packaging, and stored at 2°C plus/minus 2 for 0-60 days. L. monocytogenes growth was stable on treatments for up to 30 days. However, from 35 to 60 days, the buffered vinegar treatments had fewer L. monocytogenes counts (P<0.05) than the control treatment. In addition, the 0.8 % DV and 1.5 % LV treatments had fewer than 2.0 log counts of L. monocytogenes after 60 days of storage.
Butler, James Leland, "Utilization of Buffered Vinegar to Inhibit the Growth of Listeria Monocytogenes on Marinated-Cooked Chicken Breast" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 4921.