Vicky Jasson

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This study provides an overview and criteria for the selection of a method, other than the reference method, for microbial analysis of foods. In a first part an overview of the general characteristics of rapid methods available, both for enumeration and detection, is given with reference to relevant bibliography. Perspectives on future development and the(More)
In this study procedures provoking sub-lethal injury for three different pathogens are described which may be used in determination of accuracy and robustness of methods, comparison studies and or validation of rapid detection methods. Three common food-borne pathogens were used, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter jejuni and Escherichia coli O157. The(More)
A comparative study of lag phases and growth rates of healthy, stressed, and sublethally injured Escherichia coli O157 cells in 10 enrichment broths was performed. The evaluation of enrichment protocols was validated by different end point detection methods (two PCR and two combined capture-plate methods). Tryptic soy broth b [TSB (b)] provided the fastest(More)
Despite recent norovirus (NoV) outbreaks related to consumption of fruit products, little is known regarding the NoV load on these foods. Therefore, 75 fruit products were screened for NoV presence by using an evaluated in-house NoV detection methodology consisting of a NoV extraction method and a reverse transcription quantitative PCR assay. Additionally,(More)
Fifty-nine monophasic Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates, collected in Belgium during the period from 2008 to 2011, have been serotyped as 4,[5]:i:- and shown to harbor an fljB coding sequence. The genetic differences between these strains and phenotypically biphasic Salmonella Typhimurium were analyzed through PCR and DNA sequencing. Genetic(More)
The capacity to detect low levels of healthy and sub-lethally injured Salmonella enterica cells in chocolate by two alternative rapid detection methods iQ-Check(TM)Salmonella II real-time PCR (Bio-Rad) and VIDAS® Easy SLM (BioMérieux) was assessed and compared with ISO 6579:2005. Chocolate, a low moisture food known to support the survival of Salmonella,(More)
Rapid methods still rely on a prior (shortened) enrichment step before application. Quantitative information is a prerequisite for understanding the resuscitation kinetics of the growth during the enrichment step. In this study various basal and newly introduced selective enrichment broths were evaluated. First, growth parameters (lambda, mu(max)) of both(More)
A comparative study examining Bolton broth and Preston broth for enrichment and reliable detection of Campylobacter jejuni (both healthy and freeze stressed cells) was performed. Tested as pure cultures, Bolton broth enabled faster resuscitation and growth of C. jejuni compared to Preston broth. When C. jejuni was co-incubated with(More)
Morganella morganii was isolated from the lung of a guinea pig. Necropsy revealed hemorrhagic consolidation of the lungs, and histological examination revealed bronchointerstitial pneumonia. M. morganii is a commensal gram-negative bacillus of the intestinal tract of humans, mammals and reptiles. Only few reports of M. morganii associated disease in animals(More)
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