Food Microbiology - Targeted Surveys - 2013 - 2018 Bacterial Pathogens in Multi-Ingredient RTE Foods - Final Report
A targeted survey on bacterial pathogens in a variety of refrigerated, multi-ingredient, ready-to-eat processed foods analyzed 4,851 samples for generic Escherichia coli (E. coli), Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) and Salmonella species (spp.). Additionally, of the 4,851 samples, 3,282 samples were analyzed for Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). No C. perfringens, Salmonella spp. and generic E. coli were found in any of the samples. B. cereus was found in two samples, S. aureus was found in one sample and L. monocytogenes was found in five samples. The CFIA conducted appropriate follow-up activities such as facility inspections and additional sampling. Three of the L. monocytogenes positive samples resulted in recalls of the affected products. No illnesses were reported in association with any of the positive samples.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Publisher - Organization Section Name: Science
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada