How do nitrites work?

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How do nitrites work?

Postby Swing Swang » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:15 am

Has anybody got a link as to how (precisely) nitrites kill (keep in stasis?) Clostridium botulinum? Most of the charcuterie books that cover this (well, the ones that I've got anyway) tell you that it works, what concentrations you need, how it is manufactured, give plenty of chemical equations, then suddenly become quite vague on the microbiology.

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Re: How do nitrites work?

Postby RodinBangkok » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:05 am

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Re: How do nitrites work?

Postby wheels » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:11 pm

This document may also be of interest:

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/scdocs/doc/14.pdf

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