RAW MILK IN AUTOMATIC SALE MACHINES: MONITORING PLAN IN PIEDEMONT REGION

  • S. Gallina | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Struttura Complessa Controllo Alimenti e Igiene delle Produzioni Zootecniche, IZS Piemonte, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • A Barbaro Osservatorio Epidemiologico, IZS Piemonte, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • M Sommariva Sezione di Novara, IZS Piemonte, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta, Novara, Italy.
  • L. Chiavacci Osservatorio Epidemiologico, IZS Piemonte, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • N Vitale Osservatorio Epidemiologico, IZS Piemonte, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • D Adriano Laboratorio di Batteriologia Specializzata, IZS Piemonte, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.

Abstract

Raw milk at vending machine is surging in popularity amongst consumers of Northern Italy; indeed in Piedmont Region there are more than 100 vending machines. In June 2008 Piedmont Region set out a specific monitoring plan to check the milk quality. From June to December 2008, 113 raw milk samples were collected at vending machines. Samples were analysed for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., coagulase positive staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus and Campylobacter. Moreover, 100 samples were analysed for the quantification of aflatoxin M1. 26 samples have been resulted Not Conform for the hygienic criteria and 1 exceeded the aflatoxin M1 limit.

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2010-06-13
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Raw milk, vending machines, microbiological criteria
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Gallina, S., Barbaro, A., Sommariva, M., Chiavacci, L., Vitale, N., & Adriano, D. (2010). RAW MILK IN AUTOMATIC SALE MACHINES: MONITORING PLAN IN PIEDEMONT REGION. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(8), 79-80. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2010.1042