How the cold chain impacts the shelf life of a ready-to-eat food regarding listeria monocytogenes

@inproceedings{Beaufort2017HowTC,
  title={How the cold chain impacts the shelf life of a ready-to-eat food regarding listeria monocytogenes},
  author={Annie Beaufort and Laurent Guillier and Steven Duret and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Bergis and Adrienne Lintz and Bernard H{\'e}zard and Marwan Jabri and V. Stahl and Dominique Thuault and Li Li},
  year={2017}
}
For RTE foods that are able to support the growth of L. monocytogenes, a European Regulation (n°2073/2005) specifies that the 100-CFU/g limit “applies if the manufacturer is able to demonstrate that the product will not exceed the limit of 100 CFU/g throughout the shelf-life”. Many factors can interfere on the evolution of the pathogen (time-temperature history, pH, aw, associated microflora,...). The objective of this work was to demonstrate the impact of the cold chain on the shelf-life of a… CONTINUE READING