Production in Dairy-Based Growth Media and Concentration by Freeze Drying of Bacteriocin Preparation from Lactic Acid Bacteria to Inhibit Select Grant uri icon



  • Foodborne diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality. An estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness, with 325,000 hospitalizations, occur each year in the United States, costing between $6.5 and $34.9 billion in medical care and productivity. The proposed project investigates the production of bacteriocins from Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) in dairy-based growth media, their concentration by freeze drying, and their use to inhibit select foodborne pathogens, including Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Enterobacter sakazakii.

date/time interval

  • July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2012

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01369