Comparative analysis of the bacterial flora of vegetables collected directly from farms and from supermarkets in Germany.

@article{Schwaiger2011ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of the bacterial flora of vegetables collected directly from farms and from supermarkets in Germany.},
  author={Karin Schwaiger and Katharina Helmke and Christina Susanne Holzel and Johann Bauer},
  journal={International journal of environmental health research},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={161-72}
}
A total of 1,001 vegetables were collected from 13 farms and 11 supermarkets in Bavaria, Germany; 722 samples were positive for coliforms (mostly Enterobacter cloacae; n = 176). Escherichia coli were detected in 34, Pseudomonas spp. in 439, Salmonella spp. in 1, Enterococcus spp. in 682, and Listeria spp. in 11 samples. Prevalence of all investigated genera tended to be lower in samples collected at the supermarket. However, prevalence of Pseudomonas fluorescens was higher in supermarket… CONTINUE READING

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