Evaluation of the effectiveness of a quaternary ammonium-based coating in preventing salmonella cross-contamination

Liliana Mendes, Joana Barbosa, Paula Teixeira

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Thousands of outbreaks caused by contaminated water or food are reported every year In Europe, it is estimated that in 2019 40 5 of the outbreaks occurred in the home environment[ 1 Domestic kitchens plays an important role in the transfer of foodborne disease causing agents[ 2 since most consumers use contaminated surfaces and equipment in food preparation[ 3 Campylobacter spp Salmonella spp Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli are pathogens that are commonly found on these surfaces, as they are transmitted by food, mainly of animal origin Food contact with these surfaces is a frequent source of cross contamination[ 4 The occurrence of cross contamination is still very common because when cells adhere to kitchen surfaces, they are not easily removed by common cleaning products 5 This difficulty in eliminating pathogens from surfaces in order to prevent contamination, together with the lack of consumer knowledge regarding correct food handling techniques, further increases the risk of cross contamination Household cleaning products have been incorporating antimicrobial agents ( chlorine dioxide, peracetic acid and aldehydes derived from glutamine) in their composition for several decades and have gained the trust of consumers, as they have a great ability to inactivate microorganisms through chemical oxidation However, these cleaning products are only in contact with microbial contaminants on surfaces shortly after application[ 6 One solution to get longer lasting protection is through antimicrobial surface coatings
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2022
EventICOSTEE 2022 - International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering And Economy - online
Duration: 24 Mar 202224 Mar 2022
https://mk.u-szeged.hu/english/home-page/icostee-2022-210729

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ConferenceICOSTEE 2022 - International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering And Economy
Period24/03/2224/03/22
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