Studies on the risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes.

  title={Studies on the risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes.},
  author={Serv{\'e} H. W. Notermans and J. B. Dufrenne and Peter Teunis and T Chackraborty},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  volume={61 2},
Humans are frequently exposed to Listeria monocytogenes, and high numbers may be ingested during consumption of certain types of food. However, epidemiological investigations show that listeriosis is a rare disease. Risk assessment studies using an animal mouse model indicate that almost all L. monocytogenes serovars present in food have clear virulent properties. The intravenous dose causing infection in 50% (IV ID50) of mice not previously exposed to L. monocytogenes (nonprotected mice) was 1… CONTINUE READING