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Occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods from supermarkets in Southern Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20954443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The study provides data on the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods from supermarkets in Southern Italy. The pathogen was detected in 105/1045 (10%) RTE food samples. In particular, it was highlighted in 4/392 (1%) pastries, 23/112 (20.5%) vacuum-packaged sliced salami samples, 2/108 (1.9%) cream cheese samples, 31/115 (27%) mayonnaise based deli salads and 45/132 (34.1%) smoked salmon samples. The mozzarella samples were L. monocytogenes negative. Given the considerable public health implications, the study confirms that surveillance of listeriosis in Europe should be improved and coordinated between European Union Member States in order to better estimate the burden of disease and to prevent foodborne outbreaks, assessing the human health risk arising from RTE foods.
Authors:
Angela Di Pinto; Lucia Novello; Filomena Montemurro; Elisabetta Bonerba; Giuseppina Tantillo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The new microbiologica     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1121-7138     ISO Abbreviation:  New Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  2010-11-09     Revised Date:  2011-02-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516291     Medline TA:  New Microbiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi, Bari, Italy. a.dipinto@veterinaria.uniba.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Consumer Product Safety
Dairy Products / microbiology*
Fast Foods / microbiology*
Food Contamination / analysis
Humans
Italy
Listeria monocytogenes / isolation & purification*
Meat Products / microbiology*

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