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Microbiological examination of cold ready-to-eat sliced meats from catering establishments in the United Kingdom.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10747227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A microbiological study of cold, ready-to-eat sliced meats from 2579 catering establishments (public houses, hotels, cafés, restaurants, residential homes and other catering premises) found that 2587 of 3494 samples (74%) were of acceptable quality, 892 (26%) were of unsatisfactory quality and 15 (<1%) were of unacceptable quality. Unacceptable results were due to high levels of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria species and/or Clostridium perfringens. Unsatisfactory results were mostly due to high Aerobic Plate Counts. The microbiological quality of cold, ready-to-eat meats was associated with meat type, premises type, management training, hygienic practices, meat supplier and length of storage. The relationship between food hygiene training and microbiological quality is discussed.
Authors:
I Gillespie; C Little; R Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied microbiology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1364-5072     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-09     Completed Date:  2000-05-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706280     Medline TA:  J Appl Microbiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Environmental Surveillance Unit, Public Health Laboratory Service, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bacteria / isolation & purification
Colony Count, Microbial
Disinfection / methods
Facility Regulation and Control
Food Handling / standards*
Food Inspection / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
Food Microbiology / standards*
Food Services / standards*
Great Britain
Humans
Meat / microbiology*,  standards
Residential Facilities
Restaurants

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