Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

PRINT ISSN 2065-1295, ISSN-L: 2065-1295, ISSN CD: 2343-9394,ISSN ONLINE 2067-3663


Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 19 ISSUE 4
Written by Letitia PURDOIU, Nicolae Alexandru POPESCU, Lucian IONITA, Cristina DINU-PÎRVU, Simona IVANA

The majority of the Listeria bacteria are targeted by the immune system before they are able to cause infection. The case fatality rate for those with a severe form of infection may approach 25% (Salmonella in comparison has a mortality rate estimated at less than 1%). The prevention of Listeria as a food illness involves effective sanitation of food contact surfaces. Alcohol has proven to be an effective topical sanitizer against Listeria. International Commission of Microbiology of foods (ICMSF) established that, if the bacteria does not exceed 100 microorganisms per gram at the time of comsumption, the food can be consumed by healthy individuals. For the safety and quality of the finished product is recommended (for) the application of a HACCP-type program or a control and evaluation scheme.

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