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TITLE Recontamination as a Source of Pathogens in Processed Foods - A Literature Review   RPRecontamination.pdf (211 KB)
Document ID LIB547
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 06/06/2005
Document reference ISBN 1-57881-187-2
Original language of the document English
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document financed by ILSI Europe Risk Analysis in Microbiology Task Force
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Food safety

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description  Food products that have been submitted to an adequate heat-treatment during processing are free of vegetative pathogens and, depending on the treatments, of sporeformers and are generally regarded as safe. Some processed products have nevertheless been responsible for food-borne illnesses. Thorough epidemiological investigations of several of these outbreaks have demonstrated that the presence of vegetative pathogens such as Salmonella spp. or Listeria monocytogenes in the consumed products was frequently due to post-process recontamination.
The report advocates that an effort should be made to develop our knowledge and information on recontamination further and to start using it systematically in the exposure assessment part of Microbiological Risk Assessment studies.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Food products that have been submitted to an adequate heat-treatment during processing are free of vegetative pathogens and, depending on the treatments, of sporeformers and are generally regarded as safe. Some processed products have nevertheless been responsible for food-borne illnesses. Thorough epidemiological investigations of several of these outbreaks have demonstrated that the presence of ...

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