A study into the occurrence of Cronobacter spp. in The Netherlands between 2001 and 2005

M.C. Kandhai, A.E. Heuvelink, M.W. Reij, R.R. Beumer, R. Dijk, J.J.H.C. Tilburg, M. van Schothorst, L.G.M. Gorris

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Abstract

Cronobacter spp. is an opportunistic pathogen possibly occurring in many different foods and environments. This study reports results from a broad survey of foods manufactured or marketed in The Netherlands, including relevant non-food environments, conducted over a 5-years period (2001–2005). Using a specifically designed real-time polymerase chain reaction method for confirmation, Cronobacter spp. was isolated from milk powders (7/175), powdered formulae for consumers 1 year (1/5), other powdered instant products (1/182), dry cereals (6/123), raw minced meats (7/222), vegetables (2/47), spices (1/28), human faeces (1/98), and human skin (1/116) samples
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1136
JournalFood Control
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • powdered infant formula
  • enterobacter-sakazakii infections
  • food-production environments
  • milk formula
  • stomoxys-calcitrans
  • neonatal meningitis
  • identification
  • prevalence
  • contamination
  • ingredients

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