Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112676
Title:
Microbiological safety of pre-packaged sandwiches (09NS1)
Other Titles:
Microbiology
Authors:
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Publisher:
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112676
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This study investigated the microbiological safety of 948 pre-packaged sandwiches on sale in the Republic of Ireland. The survey revealed that 0.2% (2/948) of samples were categorised unacceptable/potentially hazardous for Listeria monocytogenes (>100 cfu/g) according to legal criteria and 0.3% (3/948) were unsatisfactory ( 100 but <104 cfu/g) for coagulase positive staphylococci according to guideline criteria. This was a slight improvement on the results of a previous sandwich survey carried out by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in 2002, where 0.3% (1/475) of samples were unacceptable/potentially hazardous for L. monocytogenes and 0.6% (3/475) were unsatisfactory for coagulase positive staphylococci 13.
Keywords:
FOOD SAFETY; CATERING
Series/Report no.:
Monitoring and surveillance series

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFood Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-08T11:23:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-08T11:23:33Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/112676-
dc.descriptionThis study investigated the microbiological safety of 948 pre-packaged sandwiches on sale in the Republic of Ireland. The survey revealed that 0.2% (2/948) of samples were categorised unacceptable/potentially hazardous for Listeria monocytogenes (>100 cfu/g) according to legal criteria and 0.3% (3/948) were unsatisfactory ( 100 but <104 cfu/g) for coagulase positive staphylococci according to guideline criteria. This was a slight improvement on the results of a previous sandwich survey carried out by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in 2002, where 0.3% (1/475) of samples were unacceptable/potentially hazardous for L. monocytogenes and 0.6% (3/475) were unsatisfactory for coagulase positive staphylococci 13.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFood Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMonitoring and surveillance seriesen
dc.subjectFOOD SAFETYen
dc.subjectCATERINGen
dc.titleMicrobiological safety of pre-packaged sandwiches (09NS1)en
dc.title.alternativeMicrobiologyen
dc.typeReporten
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