Stress Responses of Foodborne Pathogens and Implications in Food Safety
Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zhao Chen
Department of Food, Nutrition
and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Email: [email protected]
Received Date: June 01, 2017; Accepted Date: June 06, 2017; Published Date: June 12, 2017
Citation: Chen Z (2017) Stress Responses of Foodborne Pathogens and Implications in Food Safety. J Food Microbiol Saf Hyg 2:E103. doi: 10.4172/2476-2059.1000e103
Copyright: © 2017 Chen Z. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Some microorganisms can induce adaptive responses to environmental stresses, which can enhance their tolerance to these stresses and may promote persistence under adverse conditions. Stress responses of foodborne pathogens can have profound effects on their survival in foods. Additionally, exposure to one sublethal stress may produce a spectrum of adaptive responses, cross-protecting microorganisms against multiple stresses. Understanding the mechanisms underlying the microbial responses to different stresses will improve the effective use of intervention strategies to inhibit the survival of pathogens in foods.