Listeria monocytogenes

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  • Listeria Monocytogenes Research Paper

    Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium and facultative anaerobic that can grow under either anaerobic or aerobic conditions but do not form endospores. Among the six species of Listeria, only Listeria monocytogenes is the major human pathogen that causes disease in humans. It is a causative agent to cause listeriosis, a serious infection caused by ingesting the food contaminated with Listeria. The optimum temperature for growth is 30 to 37 degree Celsius, within this range, they multiply the best. Also, they can multiply better than all other bacteria at the refrigerator temperatures. It was reported that about 2600 cases per year of severe invasive illness was caused by Listeria. This raised significant public health…

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  • Examples Of Unknown Microbiology

    The Gram positive unknown was identified to be Listeria Monocytogenes. This conclusion was reached with several bits of evidence. Firstly, the Gram positive unknown was rod shape. This narrowed it down to seven different species. However, I felt it was important to perform a series of tests in order to confidently conclude that the Gram positive unknown was indeed Listeria Monocytogenes. So, the pre-constructed sequence of tests was still performed as if all seven of the Gram positive options…

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  • Food Poisoning Is Wrong

    correctly. In September 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a massive warning about bagged raw spinach sold in grocery stores across the U.S. possibly being contaminated. It was later reported by the Center For Disease and control that more than 100 people got sick from eating the infected spinach and one even died. Food cleanliness on a consumer side is only a portion of what contributes to food poisoning. Poor sanitation issues in factories also plays a major…

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  • Lanark And Dunsyre-Blue Cheese Case Study Answers

    4. Risk Assessment Issues The risk assessment in any industry is very important, can use to direct potential intervention strategies at different food processing steps. in this case, the risk of Listeria monocytogenes can be potential sources of contamination from milk source especially if this cheese made from raw milk and by traditional methods and manufacturing process, and this happened in this case, one of main source of hazards in Lanark Blue cheese by used of Ewes raw milk. According to…

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  • Hazardous Food Research Paper

    Microbiological Control 1. Evaluation of Potentially Hazardous Foods Food is potentially hazardous food if it consists in whole or in part of milk or milk products, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, or other ingredients capable of supporting rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic micro-organisms. Specific recommendations for ensuring the safety of potentially hazardous food are stated along with sanitary practices recommended for the storage, preparation, display, and…

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  • Principle Of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

    immobilized on the electrode surface, the second type is based on the metabolites produced by the bacterial cells. [11]. 2) RECENT DEVELOPMENTS In the recent era, diseases, infections and productivity losses brought by food borne pathogenic bacteria have attracted enormous attention. A great many food borne pathogenic microscopic organisms have been found to influence the wellbeing health and safety of people, animals and plants. [12,13] Among these thousands of food borne pathogenic…

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  • Pasteurized Cheese Essay

    dehydration and bloody diarrhea. Oftentimes, hospitalization is needed in order to treat E.Coli. E.Coli is the main reason why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandated in 1987 that all raw milk must be pasteurized in order to kill pathogens. Other harmful pathogens that the raw milk in unpasteurized cheeses may likely contain, and which the process of pasteurization would kill in the milk, are bacteria called listeria monocytogenes. When listeria monocytogenes are passed from cows,…

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  • Antibiotics And Bad Bacteria

    antibiotic resistance, easily treatable infections require treatment plans resulting in side effects similar to ones cancer patients might experience going through chemotherapy (Memish). Other popular recipients of treatment with antibiotics are animals and plants grown for human consumption. To prevent the spread of infection or promote growth, animals and plants are given antibiotics with their food or fertilizer (Allen). One of the most common foodborne pathogens is Listeria monocytogenes.…

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  • Salmonella Organism

    both human and animals. Research found that those concerns are not necessary; in fact, feeding RMBDs will enhance the health of animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not encourage pet owners to feed raw meat to pets. This is because raw meat contains a lot of pathogens which are disease causing germs, such as Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria), and Escherichia coli (E. coli). These are the common bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses. A study was done by the…

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  • The Importance Of Nutrition For A Pregnant Mother

    be anemic. The mother should also consume 600 micrograms of folate/folic acid. Folic Acid is the synthetic form of Folate and is more easily digested in the body. Sources of iron can be found in dark green leafy vegetables, fruit and whole grains. Folic Acid is greatly important in reducing the risk of neural tube defects in the fetus. Two to three servings of folic acid are recommended. Pregnant women should also be cautious of what they eat due to the harmful effects of certain foods.…

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