Who hasn’t ever seen cooked turkey slices become slippery and unappetizing? Everyone! Slime is another indicator of microbial growth problems. It is either mucous secretions from bacteria or food protein conformational switches, but essentially slime appears as a very thin, sticky film on the food. Obviously, as soon as the word mucous is uttered, it is already unappetizing to anyone.

This spoilage occurs in many other foods and indicates the presence of bacteria, moulds or yeasts. But one genus of bacteria stands out above others in the generation of this slime, Leuconostoc sp.

Therefore, beyond the visual evidences of not having slime, at Amerex we have tested our natural preservatives with inoculations of this genus. Discover an example below. We are at your disposal if you need advice!

Leuconostoc case study