Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria to Inhibit the Growth of Clostridium Botulinum in a Novel Mussel Pack

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$275,179.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2004-33610-15009
Award Id:
62023
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00304
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 141, Tenants Harbor, ME, 04860
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Carter Newell
(207) 372-6317
gemcart@midcoast.com
Business Contact:
Endicott Davison, Jr.
President
(207) 372-6317
gemchip@midcoast.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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