The effectiveness of ethanol as an antimicrobial agent in model systems at limited water activity (aw) was tested. The effectiveness of ethanol against Staphylococcus aureus was a function of a, and test medium, but the antimicrobial effect was more than from just the a, lowering ability of ethanol. The results indicate that in a, lowered foods, low concentrations of ethanol (2‐4%) have a specific antimicrobial effect, thus making it a. useful agent to be used in conjunction with other humectants.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of food science|
|State||Published - Sep 1978|