Factors associated with Listeria monocytogenes contamination of cold-smoked pork products produced in Latvia and Lithuania.

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Berzins,-A; Horman,-A; Lunden,-J; Korkeala,-H;
  • Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Subject: Listeria-monocytogenes | Latvia-; Lithuania- | food-contaminants; pork- | Baltic-States; Northern-Europe; Europe-; Developed-Countries; Listeria-; Lactobacillaceae-; Firmicutes-; bacteria-; prokaryotes- | brining-; food-contamination; keeping-quality; pigmeat-; smoked-meats; vacuum-packaging
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages

A total of 312 samples of sliced, vacuum packaged, cold-smoked pork from 15 meat processing plants in Latvia and Lithuania, obtained over a 15-month period from 2003 until 2004, were analyzed for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes at the end of their shelf-life. Ove... View more
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