Growth Profile of Alicyclobacillus in Fruit Juices

  • Hajime Tokuda


Since the discovery of Alicyclobacillus as the odor-producing agent in fruit juice, and with the development of more sensitive and reliable methodologies for its detection, the behavior of Alicyclobacillus in fruit juices is gradually becoming clearer. To date, it is known that the growth of Alicyclobacillus in fruit juices can be directly or indirectly influenced by temperature, pH and available oxygen (redox potential). In addition, other factors that can impact growth are the type and amount of nutrients present and naturally occurring antimicrobial compounds present in the juice. In this chapter, these factors will be discussed in detail.


Fruit Juice Orange Juice Apple Juice Fumaric Acid Adipic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hajime Tokuda
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  1. 1.Safety and Microbial Control Research CenterKao Corp.Japan

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