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tracing sources of listeria contamination in traditional italian cheese associated with a us outbreak: investigations in italy.in 2012 a us multistate outbreak of listeriosis was linked to ricotta salata imported from italy, made from pasteurized sheep's milk. sampling activities were conducted in italy to trace the source of listeria monocytogenes contamination. the cheese that caused the outbreak was produced in a plant in apulia that processed semi-finished cheeses supplied by five plants in sardinia. during an 'emergency sampling', 179 (23·6%) out of 758 end-products tested positive for l. monocytogenes, with concen ...201626522501
detection of listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods sampled from a catering service in apulia, italy.listeria monocytogenes is currently considered a relevant emerging food-borne pathogen. in particular, the european centre for disease prevention and control (ecdc) illustrates its widespread presence in different foods. in the present article, l. monocytogenes prevalence was estimated in cooked ready-to-eat foods sampled from a catering service in a apulia city, southern italy.201526152545
microbiological quality of burrata cheese produced in puglia region: southern italy.burrata cheese is a popular typical italian food product, produced in puglia (an administrative region of southern italy), and this study investigated the microbiological quality of 404 samples of this cheese. the samples were analyzed in order to quantify escherichia coli and to detect the presence of staphylococcus aureus, salmonella spp., and listeria monocytogenes. no sample exceeded the values of e. coli set by ec regulation 1441/07 for some dairy products, while 15 (3.7%) samples tested co ...201324215706
occurrence of hepatitis a and e and norovirus gi and gii in ready-to-eat vegetables in italy.fresh vegetables and their ready-to-eat (rte) salads have become increasingly recognized as potential vehicles for foodborne diseases. the eu reg. 1441/2007 establishes microbiological criteria for bacterial pathogens for products placed on the market during their shelf-life (i.e. salmonella spp., listeria monocytogenes) for pre-cut fruits and vegetables (rte) whilst it does not address the problem of contamination by enteric viruses. in this study we investigated the contamination by hepatitis ...201728319799
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