Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 2nd, 2006
Study 1: Listeria outbreaks were the cause of processing equipment and deli meat cross-contamination.
According to recent research from the United States, "Contamination of luncheon meats by Listeria monocytogenes has resulted in outbreaks of listeriosis and major product recalls. Listeriae can survive on processing equipment such as meat slicers which serve as a potential contamination source.
"This study was conducted to determine (1) the dynamics of cross-contamination of L. monocytogenes from a commercial slicer and associated...
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