MICROBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TESTING OF FOOD SNAILS MARKETEDS IN SARDINIA

  • T. Tedde | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • S. Virgilio Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Chessa Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Fiori Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Terrosu Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • M.N. Rosa Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • C. Pinna Azienda Sanitaria Locale - Servizio Veterinario Igiene Alimenti O.A., Sassari, Italy.

Abstract

A total of 29 samples of snails belonging to the species Helix aspersa, Helix aperta and Helix vermiculata were analysed for the presence of Salmonella spp. and Clostridium perfringens; Cadmium and Lead concentrations were determined by ICP-MS. One sample contained Salmonella sp.; Clostridium perfringens were not detected. The means of toxic metals (expressed as mg/Kg wet weight) were the following: Cd 0,995, Pb 0,274. Key words

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2009-09-13
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Food snails, Salmonella spp., Clostridium perfringens, toxic metals.
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Tedde T, Virgilio S, Chessa G, Fiori G, Terrosu G, Rosa M, Pinna C. MICROBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TESTING OF FOOD SNAILS MARKETEDS IN SARDINIA. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2009Sep.13 [cited 2021Sep.24];1(5):23-7. Available from: https://www.pagepressjournals.org/index.php/ijfs/article/view/ijfs.2009.5.23

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