Survival of Shigella boydii 18 in bean salad

Meredith E. Agle, Scott E. Martin, Hans P. Blaschek

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A strain of Shigella boydii 18 involved in a bean salad outbreak and S. boydii 18 ATCC 35966 were used to inoculate bean salad. Bean salad samples were stored at 4 or 23°C. At 4°C, the S. boydii survived for the duration of the shelf life of the salad but did not grow. At 23°C, both strains increased by two orders of magnitude by day 2 and decreased rapidly thereafter. This demonstrates the importance of proper storage in preventing the outgrowth of foodborne pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-840
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Food Protection
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Microbiology


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