MICROBIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF MUSSELS (MYTILUS GALLOPROVINCIALIS) FARMED AND COMMERCIALIZED IN CAMPANIA REGION

  • N. Costanzo | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche ed Ispezione degli Alimenti Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy.
  • E. Sarno Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche ed Ispezione degli Alimenti Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy.
  • E. Maione Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche ed Ispezione degli Alimenti Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy.
  • A. Santoro Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche ed Ispezione degli Alimenti Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy.

Abstract

Mytilus galloprovincialis is one of the most commonly consumed bivalve molluscs. Several samples of Mytilus galloprovincialis were collected from different sea farms or bought in retail shops and from irregular peddlers. Total Mesophilic and Psicrophilic Aerobic Bacteria, Enterobatteriacee, E. coli, Salmonella spp., Vibrio spp. and L. monocytogenes were researched following ISO methods and EU Regulations. In mussels taken from the farms the limits were higher than those established by EU Regulation 2073/2005 only in one sample for E.coli and one for Salmonella spp. The mussels bought in retail shops showed good results and no sample exceed the law limits. Only one sample collected from irregular peddlers showed high levels of E.coli.

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2011-01-08
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Mytilus galloprovincialis, microbiological analysis
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Costanzo, N., Sarno, E., Maione, E., & Santoro, A. (2011). MICROBIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF MUSSELS (MYTILUS GALLOPROVINCIALIS) FARMED AND COMMERCIALIZED IN CAMPANIA REGION. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(1zero), 209-212. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2011.865