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Antimicrobial Edible Films Prevent Pathogens In Meat
2014-05-02 04:00:08

Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Using films made of pullulan -- an edible, mostly tasteless, transparent polymer produced by the fungus Aureobasidium pulluns -- researchers evaluated the effectiveness of films containing essential oils derived from rosemary,...

Farmers Market Chicken Found To Contain More Pathogens
2013-07-12 05:33:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small-scale study from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences reveals raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of foodborne illness-causing bacteria compared to those found in grocery stores in the region. The team, led by professor and food safety extension specialist in the Department of Food Science, Catherine Cutter, purchased 100 whole chickens from...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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