Isolation of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium from food.

@article{Wegener1997IsolationOV,
  title={Isolation of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium from food.},
  author={Henrik Caspar Wegener and Mogens Madsen and Nina Odgaard Nielsen and Frank M Aarestrup},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={57-66}
}
In a survey of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF) in Danish meat products, VREF could be detected in 16% of 160 samples of broilers collected at slaughterhouses and in 15% of 26 samples of pork collected from the retail trade. VREF were isolated by enrichment for 24 h in nutrient broth supplemented with vancomycin (50 micrograms/ml) prior to plating on Slanetz and Bartley agar. Using direct plating on Slanetz and Bartley agar, VREF could be isolated from only 1.7% of 540 samples… CONTINUE READING

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