Evaluation of surface contamination and the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in fish processing factories.

@article{Miettinen2001EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of surface contamination and the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in fish processing factories.},
  author={Hanna Miettinen and Kaarina Aarnisalo and S. V. Salo and A M Sj{\"o}berg},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2001},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          635-9
        }
}
The main objective of this study was to determine the level of surface contamination in fish processing factories and the presence of Listeria in the factory environment and products. Another objective was evaluation of the different hygiene-monitoring methods. Total aerobic heterotrophic and enterobacteria, yeast and mold samples were collected and ATP levels measured in 28 factories. The number of well or adequately washed and disinfected factories was small (2 of 28), in terms of total… CONTINUE READING

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