Pseudomonas spp. are specific spoilage organisms of chilled meat during aerobic storage, causing odor, flavor, and slime defects. GenLight, an accredited laboratory, offers testing services for Pseudomonas spp. in meat and has established a model to predict the shelf life of beef stored between 0 to 20°C based on the impact of different temperatures on Pseudomonas spp. growth.
Pseudomonads are psychrotrophic bacteria, meaning they grow in foods at refrigeration temperatures. Starting with low amounts of Pseudomonas spp. is crucial to limit proliferation and spoilage issues. GenLight’s testing and modeling services can help ensure meat freshness and safety.