Freezing and salmonella?

paul phillips il128 at
Wed Aug 13 12:14:16 EST 1997

Freezing is poor at best for reducing Salmonella populations.  The quoted D
value of 30 days at -20C makes that clear.  Gamma and heat are best used to
reduce Salmonella but to reduce the endotoxins they produce requires a
great deal of heat.  For humans eating any Salmonella contaminated product
can be very dangerous, but for reptiles their bodies show no reaction to
Salmonella or the endotoxins produced from killing Salmonella.
Paul Phillips
"Freedomis just another word for nothing left to lose."   Joplin

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