CHALLENGE TESTS WITH LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN SALAMI: PRELIMINARY RESULTS

D. Comin, S. Cassini, A. Paiusco, P. Catellani, E. Fornasiero, R. Mioni
2009 Italian Journal of Food Safety  
Challenge tests are the preferable methodology to study the behaviour of Listeria monocytogenes on ready to eat foods, according to Regulation (EC) 2073/2005. Challenge testing using L. monocytogenes in seasoned salami from different food business operators showed, after seasoning of the product, a count reduction of the inoculated organisms without any further growth of the pathogen; however differences of L. monocytogenes behaviour could be observed according to different production protocols.
doi:10.4081/ijfs.2009.5.85 fatcat:puojypzo2nhujgebubviugzlia