Patent Number: 6,251,461

Title: Antimicrobial activity of hops extract against Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium difficile and Helicobacter pylori

Abstract: The present invention relates to the discovery that hop extract is useful as an antibacterial agent against the dangerous pathogens Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium difficile, and Helicobacter pylori at levels below that at which a flavor from the acids contained therein is objectionable. More specifically, a process and associated product is described herein, comprising applying a solution of hop extract to a food, beverage or other medium so that the final concentration of hop ingredients is about 1 ppm or higher in order to inhibit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium difficile, and/or Helicobacter pylori.

Inventors: Johnson; Eric A. (Madison, WI), Haas; Gerhard J. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ)

Assignee: S. S. Steiner, Inc.

International Classification: A01N 65/26 (20090101); A23L 2/42 (20060101); A23L 2/44 (20060101); A23L 3/3463 (20060101); A23L 3/3472 (20060101); A23L 3/3508 (20060101); A23L 3/36 (20060101); C12N 1/06 (20060101); C12Q 1/18 (20060101); C12Q 1/02 (20060101); C12N 1/00 (20060101); A23L 003/350 (); A61K 035/78 (); C12Q 001/18 (); C12N 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018