Postharvest Biology and Technology 120 (2016) 61–68 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Postharvest Biology and Technology journal homepa ge: www.elsev ier.com/locate/postharvbio Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes growth on fresh-cut produce with thyme essential oil and essential oil compound verbenone J. Scollard, O. McManamon, A. Schmalenberger University of Limerick, Department of Life Sciences, Limerick, Ireland A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: The anti-listerial effectiveness of thyme essential oil (EO) and EO compounds camphor and verbenone Received 4 March 2016 Received in revised form 17 May 2016 was examined on fresh-cut lettuce, cantaloupe melon and pineapple with modiﬁed atmospheres and air Accepted 17 May 2016 in model packages at 4 and 8 C. Listeria monocytogenes was found to be able to survive and grow in all Available online 10 June 2016 atmospheres on melon and lettuce. However, on pineapple lowest survival was identiﬁed, presumably due to product pH. Thyme EO demonstrated the best anti-listerial effect, although direct application of Keywords: the EO compromised product appearance. While camphor showed no anti-listerial effects, verbenone Anti-listerial treatment was found to have anti-listerial properties and maintained high sensory acceptance in fresh-cut
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