Occurrence and characterization of Cronobacter spp. in powdered formula from Chinese retail markets.

@article{Xu2014OccurrenceAC,
  title={Occurrence and characterization of Cronobacter spp. in powdered formula from Chinese retail markets.},
  author={Xiaoke Xu and Qing-ping Wu and Jumei Zhang and Yingwang Ye and Xiaojuan Yang and Xiaohui Dong},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={307-12}
}
Cronobacter spp. (formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii) are foodborne pathogens that cause rare but life-threatening diseases in neonates and infants through consumption of contaminated powdered infant formula. This study was conducted to investigate the occurrence of Cronobacter spp. in powdered formula in China and to further characterize Cronobacter isolates. Isolates were identified to the species level based on the fusA gene sequence, and strains of C. sakazakii were further subtyped… CONTINUE READING