Figure 11. Effect of water activity on microbial, enzymic and chemical changes to foods (7). Source: Courtesy of Marcel Dekker.

Table 5. Interaction of Aw, pH, and Temperature in Selected Foods




Shelf life


Fresh meat




Preserve by chilling

Cooked meat


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