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Survival of Listeria monocytogenes during Frying of Chicken Burger Patties

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This study was aimed to determine sufficient frying time to reduce the number of Listeria monocytogenes present in chicken burger patties to non-detectable level which is fit for human consumption. Commercially available chicken burger patties were artificially contaminated with L. monocytogenes at level of approximately 9 log CFU/ml. The contaminated chicken burger patties were cooked for 0, 2, 4, 5, 8, and 10 minutes to determine survival of L. monocyto-genes. Results demonstrated a linear correlation between mean log reduction of L. monocytogenes and frying time. L. monocytogenes was not detected in chicken burger patties that were cooked for 6 minutes and above. As a result from this study, it is suggested that a minimum frying time for burger patties is 6 minutes. This can be treated as a safety measure to avoid consequences of consumption of undercooked burger patties.

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W. Wong, C. Pui, T. Chilek, A. Noorlis, J. Tang, Y. Nakaguchi, M. Nishibuchi and S. Radu, "Survival of Listeria monocytogenes during Frying of Chicken Burger Patties," Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 471-475. doi: 10.4236/fns.2011.25067.

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