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New Whitepaper: Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Cheese

New Whitepaper: Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Cheese

January 28, 2020

New Whitepaper: Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Cheese

Listeriosis is primarily a foodborne infection and is particularly a problem on foods that are not cooked just prior to consumption, including dairy products. Dairy products, in particular soft cheeses, pose a major concern to the dairy industry and public health authorities as they are the leading source of listeriosis outbreaks.

It is a severe foodborne infection affecting pregnant women, children, elderly and immunocompromised people, with a high (20–30%) mortality rate. Cheeses offer a suitable environment for the survival and growth of Listeria monocytogenes, allowing this pathogen to display tolerance responses that can favor its presence in cheese and persistence in dairy processing plants. Extensive food safety measures towards prevention of transfer of Listeria monocytogenes to dairy products have been implemented. However due to the specific abilities of this pathogen to overcome the processing hurdles, its control remains a challenge. PhageGuard Listex can help cheese producers to reduce their Listeria risks on the product itself as well as processing equipment and environment. 1-3 log reduction can be expected on product and 2-5 log on critical process equipment such as slicers and belts and on hot spots in the environment.

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    Posted : 2020 , News