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Occurrence of Yersinia enterocolitica in milk and dairy products in Morocco.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1389996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 227 samples of milk and dairy products were examined for the presence of Yersinia enterocolitica. Yersinia spp. were recovered from 11 of 30 raw milks (36.6%), one of 20 pasteurized milks (5%), 15 of 63 traditional fermented milks (23.8%), seven of 94 cheeses and one of 20 cream samples (5%). The overall incidence of Y. enterocolitica in milk and dairy products was 6.6%. The other Yersinia species were Y. intermedia, Y. kristensenii, Y. frederiksenii and Y. pseudotuberculosis. Y. enterocolitica was detected only in raw milk (30% of the samples), in traditional fermented milks (6.3%) and in raw milk-made cheese (4%). The majority of the Y. enterocolitica isolates were of biotype 1 (environmental strains). The Celfulodin-Irgasan-Novobiocin (CIN) Agar was found to be more efficient than the Mac Conkey Agar in the isolation of Yersinia organisms.
A Hamama; A el Marrakchi; F el Othmani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food microbiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0168-1605     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Food Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-25     Completed Date:  1992-11-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412849     Medline TA:  Int J Food Microbiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of HIDADA, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat Instituts, Rabat, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Dairy Products / microbiology*
Food Contamination*
Milk / microbiology*
Yersinia enterocolitica / isolation & purification*

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