Effect of cooking procedures of kiymali pide, a traditional Turkish fast-food, on destruction of Escherichia coli O157:H7

İLHAK O. İ. , Dikici A., CAN Ö. P. , Seker P., ÖKSÜZTEPE G., ÇALICIOĞLU M.

MEAT SCIENCE, vol.94, no.2, pp.159-163, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2013.02.003
  • Title of Journal : MEAT SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-163


The objective of the present study was to obtain data about cooking time and temperature of kiymali pide in the restaurants and to investigate thermal inactivation of E. coli O157:H7 during experimental kiymali pide making. A field study was conducted in randomly selected 23 of 87 pide restaurants. Processing parameters including oven temperature, cooking period and post-cooking temperature were determined. Kiymali pide samples were prepared using ground beef filling experimentally inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 (7.6 log(10) CFU/g). Pide samples were cooked at a conventional oven at 180 degrees C for 180, 240, 270, 300 and 330 s. Results of the current study suggest that cooking kiymali pide at 180 degrees C for at least 330 s (5.5 min) may provide sufficient food safety assurance (>= 6 log(10) CFU/g) for E. coli O157:H7. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.