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Prevalence of Listeria spp. in Feces and Carcasses at a Lamb Packing Plant in Brazil

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The objective of this work was to study the occurrence of Listeria species in feces and on dressed and cooled carcasses of lambs at a packing plant in Brazil. Listeria spp. were recovered on Oxford and Palcam agars. The 35 fecal samples yielded Listeria welshimeri (20%) and Listeria innocua (8.6%). The 69 carcass samples yielded L. innocua (34.8%), Listeria monocytogenes (4.3%), and Listeria ivanovii (1.5%). More Listeria spp. were recovered with two selective agars than with either agar alone.

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Affiliations: 1: Agroindustrial Technology and Science Department, Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, P.O. Box 354, Pelotas/RS, Brazil 2: Agroindustrial Technology and Science Department, Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, P.O. Box 354, Pelotas/RS, Brazil

Publication date: February 1, 2003

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