OCCURRENCE OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN READY TO EAT FOOD SAMPLES COLLECTED BY LOMBARDY REGION HEALTH AUTHORITIES IN 2009-2010

  • E. Oliverio | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna- Sede di Brescia- Reparto Microbiologia, Italy.
  • V. De Nadai Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna- Sede di Brescia- Reparto Microbiologia, Italy.
  • P. Daminelli Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna- Sede di Brescia- Reparto Microbiologia, Italy.
  • G. Finazzi Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna- Sede di Brescia- Reparto Microbiologia, Italy.
  • B. Bertasi Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna- Sede di Brescia- Reparto Microbiologia, Italy.
  • M.N. Losio Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna- Sede di Brescia- Reparto Microbiologia, Italy.

Abstract

The study provides data on the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat food samples collected by Lombardy region health authorities and analyzed by Department of Food Microbiology, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna. From the total of 503 food samples analyzed, the pathogen was detected in 85 (16,9%). In particular it was highlighted in 8/152 (5,3%) meat products, in 5/245 (2%) dairy products and in 42/106 (39,6%) fishery products. Given the considerable public health implications, the study confirms that a well-planned program of listeriosis surveillance should be enforced to suitably estimate the burden of disease and to prevent foodborne outbreaks.

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2012-08-02
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L.monocytogenes, prevalence, RTE
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Oliverio, E., De Nadai, V., Daminelli, P., Finazzi, G., Bertasi, B., & Losio, M. (2012). OCCURRENCE OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN READY TO EAT FOOD SAMPLES COLLECTED BY LOMBARDY REGION HEALTH AUTHORITIES IN 2009-2010. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(4), 87-90. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2012.813