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EFFECT OF BIOFILM FORMATION BY PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA ON GAS PERMEABILITY OF FOOD WRAPPING FOILS
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2007;57(2):167–172
 
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The natural precedence of microorganisms growth on the damp surfaces is the formation of biofilm. The arising biolayer, stabilized by extracellular substances, is becoming hard to remove biological structure, the enzymatic activity of which can lead to violation of the packaging, and consequently to acceleration of the process of food spoilage. The microorganisms of Pseudomonas species are widely spread in food products’ environment. In order to perform the analysis three types of food wrapping foils from polyamide – polyethylene (PA/PE), which were kept in Pseudomonas culture, were used in the study. Two strains were used – the standard ATCC 15442 (WZ) and the strain isolated from pork-beef minced meat (MB) airtight packaged. All cultures were run at the temperatures 40oC and 20oC. It was reported that on all types of food wrapping foils biofilms were developed, which were formed by Ps. aeruginosa. The biolayers developed decreased permeability of foils, which was shown by restriction of permeability for gases. The changes of foils properties analysed here were most of all dependent on the type of the foil.
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