Microbiological safety of domestic refrigerators and the dishcloths used to clean them in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

@article{MacasRodrguez2013MicrobiologicalSO,
  title={Microbiological safety of domestic refrigerators and the dishcloths used to clean them in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Esther Mac{\'i}as-Rodr{\'i}guez and V Navarro-Hidalgo and Jos{\'e} R. Linares-Morales and M A Olea-Rodr{\'i}guez and Ang{\'e}lica Villarruel-L{\'o}pez and Javier Castro-Rosas and Carlos A G{\'o}mez-Aldapa and M Del Refugio Torres-Vitela},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2013},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={984-90}
}
Household refrigerators are a potential pathogen contamination source for foods. An evaluation of the microbiological safety of 200 refrigerators in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, was made by visual inspection, ATP-bioluminescence levels, indicator microorganisms including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, and the presence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. Additionally, interviews of the owners of the refrigerators were carried out to determine relationships between food… CONTINUE READING