Bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation is of growing interest in the food processing industry where bacteria can survive on surfaces and resist cleaning and disinfection. The condition of the surfaces (eg lack of cracks) and their general roughness is assumed to be important for the hygienic status of the surface; it is assumed that microorganisms hide in scratches and cracks. It is also believed that the smoother a surface the better. And a surface with a few microorganisms after cleaning and disinfection is more hygienic and has a lower risk for cross contamination than a surface with many microorganisms.
|Title of host publication||Influence of Surface Roughness of Stainless steel on Microbial Adhesion|
|Editors||American Society for Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||102nd General Meeting - |
Duration: 5 Nov 1829 → …
|Conference||102nd General Meeting|
|Period||05/11/1829 → …|