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24 04, 2019

Can Salmonella Contaminate Pre-Cut Melon?

2019-04-24T14:09:47+02:00By |

How does Salmonella contaminate pre-cut melon? A recent outbreak in the US of Salmonella-contaminated pre-cut melon infected at least 93 people (reported). This was unfortunately not the first outbreak due to contaminated pre-cut melon with pathogenic bacteria. This prompts the question of how does Salmonella contaminate pre-cut fruits?

1 04, 2019

How We Test For Listeria monocytogenes

2019-04-06T12:18:25+02:00By |

Listeria is a bacterium that is found in soil and water with some individuals acting as carriers. Listeria monocytogenes is a species of Listeria that is a food-borne pathogen capable of surviving in the presence and absence of oxygen.  Its ability to grow at temperatures as low as 0 °C permits multiplication at typical refrigeration temperatures. This increases its ability to evade control in food.