Navigation Links
Scientists at USDA Says CREAGRI HIDROX® Effective Against Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria and Staphylococcus Enterotoxin A
Date:8/11/2011

HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While media worldwide report almost on a weekly basis about new outbreaks of  food-borne bacterial epidemics, a new USDA study finds that olive polyphenols can inactivate one of the bacteria--and its toxins--at the center of many of today's most deadly food poisoning occurrences.

In a ground-breaking research conducted at the Albany, California, Western Regional Center, a group of USDA researchers led by chief scientist Mendel Friedman has found that HIDROX®, CREAGRI Inc. hydroxytyrosol based formulation of olive polyphenols, is able to inactivate both Staphylococcus aureus pathogens and the toxin produced by these pathogens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million food-borne illness cases occur in the United States every year.  At least 128,000 Americans are hospitalized, and 3,000 die after eating contaminated food.  According to researchers at the Ohio State University, Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of food-borne illness. Data diffused by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and reported by the Family Practice News Digital Network, furthermore confirm that more people in the United States now die annually of methicillin-resistant S. aureus than of AIDS. More recently, online medical journal The Clinical Advisor has reported that methicillin-resistant S. aureus continue to be a serious problem in hospitals around the world, causing thousands of deaths every year. In June of this year, a toxin similar to SEA produced by a mutated strain of E. coli sickened thousands of people across Europe and caused the death of more than 38 people.

"Natural antibacterial compounds such as HIDROX® can provide a safe, effective, viable and environmentally friendly alternative to antibiotics in the fight against drug resistant pathogens and their toxins," affirms Dr. Roberto Crea, CREAGRI's founder and CEO, "The fact that hydroxytyrosol is also able to inactivate the SEA toxin, in addition to inhibiting bacterial growth, is particularly meaningful for the food and beverage industry, which now can count on a totally natural and organic alternative to synthetic antimicrobial solutions."

The USDA study, published in the July 26, 2011 issue of the Journal of Food Science, is the first report on the efficacy of an edible plant compound in deactivating both pathogens and their toxins.

About CREAGRI

CREAGRI® Inc., a California company, is the leading manufacturer of HIDROX®, a proprietary hydroxytyrosol-rich ingredient. Its goal is to promote health and wellness by creating superior natural products that strike a balance between nature and technology. The company develops science-based processes that are environmentally friendly and compatible with sustainable agricultural methods.

For more information visit www.CREAGRI.com. Media inquiries: Paolo Pontoniere, 510-732-6478 or e-mail ppontoniere@creagri.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE CREAGRI Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. First Online Job Fair for Postgraduate Life Scientists Opens
2. Scientists Use Live Bacteria to Fight HIV
3. Deadly E. Coli Strain Sequenced With Roche GS Junior System by HPA Scientists - Provides Community Most Complete Assembly to Date
4. MD Anderson and Biocept Scientists to Present Poster at ASCO on Disseminated Tumor Cells (DTCs) in Bone Marrow and Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in Blood in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients
5. Online Career Service to Hold Worlds First Virtual Job Summit for Postgraduate Life Scientists
6. Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants
7. Southern Research Scientists to Present New Data at the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando
8. Saint Louis U Scientists Partner on Malaria Research
9. Baltimore to Host Largest Gathering of Cystic Fibrosis Scientists and Clinicians in the World
10. St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Doctors and Scientists Team up to Fight Childhood Cancer
11. Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in America (NAPPSA) Announces Prime Vendor Agreement with H. D. Smith
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2016)... 2016 Experts from various countries ... and the role of technology in innovative healthcare ... The First International Conference of VPS-Penn Medicine opened in ... presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of ... which helps provide personalized medicine and tailor-made healthcare in disease ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... India , May 20, 2016 ... Survey Report 2016 to Medical Devices of its ... and in-depth survey on the current state of ... overview of the industry like definitions, classifications, Specifications, ... information about manufacturing process like Raw Material Suppliers, ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... May 19, 2016  According to the World ... world lacks basic diagnostic imaging. Whereas mammography or ... the United States , many places around ... In fact, the WHO reports that those approximately ... or treatable death, simply due to the unavailability ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/24/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 ... ... to everything egg freezing, today announced the official relaunch of its community and ... use their frozen eggs. Eggsurance's mission is to create a safe and welcoming ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, is recognizing five medical residents and ... (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). The awards will be presented at the ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The number of health insurance policies sold ... last year, according to data in the forthcoming AIS’s Directory of Health Plans: ... a slight decrease in risk-based groups and a slight increase in administrative-services-only/self-funded group ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... Peggy Kinst, a wellness specialist for forty years and a trainer for Ageless ... Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Talk Show on May 16, 2016. , Formerly a ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... launched the #perioddrama campaign to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 and raise ... do not have access to a toilet, even when they’re on their periods. , WaterAid ... (sometimes hilarious) results help shine a light on the awkwardness that women face while menstruating, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):