Listeria prevalence and Listeria monocytogenes serovar diversity at cull cow and bull processing plants in the United States.

@article{Guerini2007ListeriaPA,
  title={Listeria prevalence and Listeria monocytogenes serovar diversity at cull cow and bull processing plants in the United States.},
  author={Michael N Guerini and Dayna M. Brichta-Harhay and T Steven D Shackelford and Terrance M. Arthur and Joseph M. Bosilevac and Norasak Kalchayanand and Tommy L. Wheeler and Mohammad Koohmaraie},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2007},
  volume={70 11},
  pages={2578-82}
}
Listeria monocytogenes, the causative agent of epidemic and sporadic listeriosis, is routinely isolated from many sources, including cattle, yet information on the prevalence of Listeria in beef processing plants in the United States is minimal. From July 2005 through April 2006, four commercial cow and bull processing plants were sampled in the United States to determine the prevalence of Listeria and the serovar diversity of L. monocytogenes. Samples were collected during the summer, fall… CONTINUE READING

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