Product Code TM 2017
Buffered Peptone Water is a pre-enrichment medium designed to help recovery of sub-lethally damaged Salmonellae before transfer to a selective medium. This pre-enrichment medium is free from inhibitors and is well buffered and provides conditions for resuscitation of the cells that have been injured by processes of food preservation. It was noted by Edel and Kampelmacher that sublethal injury to Salmonella may occur due to food preservation techniques involving heat, desiccation, high osmotic pressure, preservatives or pH changes. Buffered Peptone Water during the pre-enrichment period helps in recovery of injured cells that may be sensitive to low pH. This is particularly important for vegetable specimens, which have low buffering capacity. This medium can be used for testing dry poultry feed. In a survey involving isolation of Salmonellae from meat that had been artificially contaminated with sub-lethally injured organisms, pre-enrichment in Buffered Peptone Water at 37?C for 18 hours before selection in Tetrathionate Brilliant Green Bile Broth (TM 2364) showed superior results compared with direct selection method. Lactose Broth is frequently used as a pre-enrichment medium but it may be detrimental to recovery of Salmonellae.
for increasing the recovery of injured Salmonella species from foods prior to selective enrichment and isolation
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