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Study finds Listeria in cheese in Ecuador

2 monthes ago   |   By Food Safety News

Researchers have highlighted the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in cheese in Ecuador.
In Ecuador, the impact of listeriosis on public health is unknown because it is not a reportable disease. Soft cheese is consumed in most urban households in the country.
A total of 260 artisanal cheese samples were collected from March to September 2018 in street markets of 18 of 24 provinces of Ecuador. Cheeses didn't have a sanitary registration certificate issued by the national authority.
Of the 260 food isolates, 37 were positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
“The presence of Listeria...
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