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Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria to Inhibit the Growth of Clostridium Botulinum in a…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62023
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00304
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Great Eastern Mussel Farms, Inc.
P.O. Box 141 Tenants Harbor, ME 04860
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria to Inhibit the Growth of Clostridium Botulinum in a Novel Mussel Pack
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-15009
Award Amount: $275,179.00
 

Abstract:

Mussel consumption in the U.S. has been limited by the sales of live mussels in wet packages with reduced shelf life. The FDA is reluctant to approve modified atmosphere packs for live mussels due to the risk of contamination by Clostridium botulinum in spoiled packages. This project tests the effectiveness of a strain of lactic acid bacteria added to a live, modified atmosphere mussel pack to prevent the risk of botulism as part of a HACCP plan to obtain FDA approval for the novel pack.

Principal Investigator:

Carter R. Newell
2073726317
gemcart@midcoast.com

Business Contact:

Endicott P. Davison, Jr.
President
2073726317
gemchip@midcoast.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Great Eastern Mussel Farms, Inc.
P.O. Box 141 Tenants Harbor, ME 04860

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No