Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods: attribution, characterization and monitoring: Meeting report

Ana Allende (Contributor), Sukhadeo B. Barbuddhe (Contributor), Brecht Devleesschauwer (Contributor), Qingli Dong (Contributor), C. Donnelly (Contributor), Jeffrey M. Farber (Contributor), Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen (Contributor), A. Latorre (Contributor), Alexandre Leclercq (Contributor), Kudakwashe Magwedere (Contributor), Deon Mahoney (Contributor), Tom Ross (Contributor), Elliot Ryser (Contributor), M.H. Zwietering (Contributor)

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Since the publication of the 2004 risk assessment, outbreaks of illness and resultant deaths due to L. monocytogenes continue to occur across the globe. Continued effort is needed to summarize and critically evaluate the most recent information on L. monocytogenes in RTE foods. New data to improve and further inform the 2004 Risk Assessment is available for nearly every factor considered previously, including new quantitative data on L. monocytogenes contamination of foods.

To facilitate this work, an FAO/WHO expert meeting was held by virtual means from 20 October to 6 November 2020 to review and discuss the available data and background documents, and to assess the need to modify and update risk assessment models/tools. This report focuses on the deliberations and conclusions of the expert meeting.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRome
Number of pages202
ISBN (Electronic)9789240034969
ISBN (Print)9789251369838, 9789240034976
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameMicrobiological Risk Assessment Series
PublisherFAO and WHO
ISSN (Print)1726-5274
ISSN (Electronic)1728-0605


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