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Microbiological quality of ready-to-eat food served in schools in Wales, United Kingdom.
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PMID:  19205487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of the general microbiological quality of ready-to-eat food served in schools was undertaken across Wales, United Kingdom. Of the 2,351 samples taken, four were identified as containing unsatisfactory counts of Escherichia coli, four contained unsatisfactory counts of Staphylococcus aureus, and one contained an unacceptable count of Bacillus cereus when compared with guidelines for the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat food published by the United Kingdom Public Health Laboratory Service in 2000. No samples contained detectable levels of Salmonella, Listeria species, or Clostridium perfringens. When compared with data on the general microbiological quality of food available in Wales, the food sampled from schools was of relatively better microbiological quality.
R J Meldrum; P T Mannion; J Garside;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0362-028X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-11     Completed Date:  2009-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Public Health Laboratory, National Public Health Service for Wales, Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Penarth CF64 2XX, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bacillus cereus / isolation & purification
Colony Count, Microbial
Consumer Product Safety
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
Food Analysis / methods*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Microbiology
Food Services / standards*
Quality Control
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification

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