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Can vinegar kill salmonella?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Disinfectant

The 5-6% acetic acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria and prompts a release of protons, which causes the cell to die by denaturation of proteins.
Japanese scientists looked at rice vinegar to disinfect Salmonella and found that for strains that formed biofilms (a slimy matrix that protects the bacteria under it) vinegar just couldn't get past the slime to kill the Salmonellae.

In brief: Disinfectant

The 5-6% acetic acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria and prompts a release of protons, which causes the cell to die by denaturation of proteins.
Japanese scientists looked at rice vinegar to disinfect Salmonella and found that for strains that formed biofilms (a slimy matrix that protects the bacteria under it) vinegar just couldn't get past the slime to kill the Salmonellae.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine

In brief: No

no

In brief: No

no
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: Acetic acid

CAN IN FULL STRENGTH but dont count on Vinegar which is very weak!! BLEACH is the BEST way to kill Salmonella! Hope this helps! Dr Z

In brief: Acetic acid

CAN IN FULL STRENGTH but dont count on Vinegar which is very weak!! BLEACH is the BEST way to kill Salmonella! Hope this helps! Dr Z
Dr. Richard Zimon
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