Transfer of Listeria innocua from contaminated compost and irrigation water to lettuce leaves.

@article{Oliveira2011TransferOL,
  title={Transfer of Listeria innocua from contaminated compost and irrigation water to lettuce leaves.},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Rodrigues Carvalho Oliveira and Josep Usall and Inmaculada Vi{\~n}as and Cristina Solsona and Maribel Abad{\'i}as},
  journal={Food microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={590-6}
}
Many foodborne outbreaks of some pathogens such as Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella or Listeria have been associated with the consumption of contaminated vegetables. Contaminated manure and polluted irrigation water are probable vehicles for the pathogens. The aim of this study was to determine the potential transfer of Listeria innocua from soil fertilized with contaminated compost or irrigated with contaminated water to the edible parts of lettuce grown on these soils together with its… CONTINUE READING

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