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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2013; 5(3):135-136
Letters to the Editor | doi:10.1016/j.phcgj.2013.05.005

In vitro antimicrobial activity of Muntingia calabura fruit extracts against food borne pathogens

Authors and affiliation (s):

G. Sibi*, Kalpana Kaushik, Kalegowda Dhananjaya, Kodagahally R. Ravikumar

R and Centre, Robust Materials Technology Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru 560 072, Karnataka, India

Honnaiah Mallesha

R and D Centre, Robust Herbals Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru 560 072, Karnataka, India


Food products are prone to spoilage and are excellent sources for many pathogens to colonize in a newhost. Foodborne outbreaks from microbial contamination, chemicals and toxins are common in many countries.1 Trading of contaminated food between countries increases the potential for outbreaks and health risks.2 The burden of foodborne disease remains substantial and safety of food is an important health, social and economical issue which has become the global topic of increasing research efforts. An increasing number of customers prefer foods with mild processing and without chemical preservatives. Food borne illnesses caused by microbial contamination is due to the growth of pathogenic bacteria and their toxins in food.Read more...,


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