Real-time PCR as a tool for detection of pathogenic bacteria on contaminated food contact surfaces by using a single enrichment medium.

Foodborne pathogens such as Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella can easily transfer from food to food contact surfaces. Methods for rapid detection of these pathogenic bacteria are important in order to avoid contamination of food. Here, we describe the detection and quantification of bacterial pathogens on contaminated surfaces… CONTINUE READING