Reduction of Pathogens and Other Bacteria in Food Products Including Pet Food and Rendered Products Utilizing a Multiple Inhibition System with Lactic Acid Bacteria

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Mindy Brashears
Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Kendra Nightingale
Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Provisional Patent Application Filed

Pets may be asymptomatic carriers of Salmonella, a harmful foodborne pathogen, and consequently, humans may be contaminated through close contact with pet feces. From both a public health and a veterinary viewpoint, controlling Salmonella in pets and their food is of high importance. Consumer education about handling and storing pet food, as well as cleaning up after pets, has been the primary means for combatting Salmonella infections.  

Pet food that is coated with the products of this technology may prevent the contamination of the food, and in turn, prevent pets from becoming Salmonella carriers.  

Reference Number: D-1381 

Market Applications: 

  • Food and animal feed industries 

Features, Benefits, & Advantages: 

  • Reduces food borne pathogen in food/feed
  • Increased shelf life for food/feed 

Intellectual Property: 

  • A US provisional patent, serial number 62594808, was filed on 12/5/17. 

Development Stage: The method has been developed and tested. 

Researchers:

  • Mindy Brashears, Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Kendra Nightingale, Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 

Keywords: Food borne pathogens, pet kibble, pet food, animal feed, salmonella