Microbial contamination of fruit and vegetables and the behaviour of enteropathogens in the phyllosphere: a review

  title={Microbial contamination of fruit and vegetables and the behaviour of enteropathogens in the phyllosphere: a review},
  author={Joanna Heaton and K. Jones},
  journal={Journal of Applied Microbiology},
  • J. Heaton, K. Jones
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Microbiology
Consumption of fruit and vegetable products is commonly viewed as a potential risk factor for infection with enteropathogens such as Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157, with recent outbreaks linked to lettuce, spinach and tomatoes. Routes of contamination are varied and include application of organic wastes to agricultural land as fertilizer, contamination of waters used for irrigation with faecal material, direct contamination by livestock, wild animals and birds and postharvest issues such… 

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