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A standard method for the detection of Enterobacteriaceae was modified for the presumptive detection of Enterobacter sakazakii, and the modified method was validated in an interlaboratory trial with 16 laboratories from 8 European countries. The modification included a differential-elective medium for the isolation of E. sakazakii, consisting of nutrient(More)
We studied the predictive performance of a dynamic modelling approach, combined with predictions from the Food MicroModel software, applied to the growth of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella in pasteurised milk, chicken liver pâté and minced chicken, under constant as well as fluctuating temperatures. We found that, in general, the accuracy of a(More)
Council Directive 70/524/EEC regulates the application of probiotic (microorganisms) additives in feeding stuffs. In the present study a method for the differentiation and strain identification of authorised probiotic Saccharomyces cereviseae strains in feeding stuffs by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) was validated. Four different samples of animal feeding(More)
Growth of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella was examined during various rates of increase and decrease in temperature from and to the minimum for growth. Growth was little affected by even the most rapid changes and injury or lag was not observed. Subsequent investigations of growth during periods of rapid variation in temperature from and to(More)
A new simple method for the preparation of a liquid medium containing rabbit serum for the propagation of Treponema hyodysenteriae and other porcine intestinal spirochaetes is described. The medium, when dispensed in shallow layers and sealed under 10 per cent CO2 in nitrogen, had a redox potential not greater than -125mV and an initial pH of about 6.9 when(More)
AIMS Validation of an enumeration method to be used as an official control method in the framework of Council Directive 70/524/EEC for probiotic enterococci used as feed additives. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty laboratories in 12 European countries carried out a collaborative study. A plate count method using bile esculin azide (BEA) agar was used. Precision(More)
Nineteen laboratories participated in a collaborative study to evaluate the performance of validation samples consisting of powdered infant formula and cereal-based weaning food artificially contaminated with low levels of Salmonella anatum. The Standard method BS EN ISO 6579:2002 was to be followed for the trial. Salmonella counts in each baby food were(More)
Ninety-eight samples of pig slurry from 54 farms were examined for the presence of salmonellas, porcine enteropathogenic strains of haemolytic Escherichia coli and mycobacteria. Salmonellas were isolated from 12 farms (22%) and enteropathogenic E. coli from 13 farms (24%). Pathogenic mycobacteria were not isolated. Salmonellas were isolated from 7 of 16(More)
An official control method in the framework of Council Directive 70/524/EEC for probiotic yeast used as feed additives was validated in a collaborative study by twenty laboratories in 12 European Countries. A pour plate method following ISO 7954 using chloramphenicol glucose yeast extract (CGYE) and a plate count method using CHROMagar Candida were used.(More)
Six selective media (acidified malt extract agar, CHROMagar Candida, dichloran rose bengal chloramphenicol, molybdate, oxytetracycline glucose yeast extract and Petrifilm Yeast and Mould agar) were examined for the recovery of three yeasts commonly used in animal feeds as probiotic additives (Candida pintolopesii, C. saitoana and Saccharomyces cerevisiae).(More)