Processing guide for fish processing plants in Kenya
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In 1929, it was first reported that Listeria monocytogenes could cause disease in humans. In 1980, there was an outbreak of the disease in Auckland, New Zealand resulting in 5 deaths and 22 perinatal cases. Investigators suggested that the consumption of raw seafood may have been a contributory factor. This evidence was epidemiological rather than microbiological. There are a number of different ways by which Listeria monocytogenes and other pathogenic organisms can enter into the seafood processing plants and contaminate fish and seafood products, the main ones being run off from agricultural farms, direct faecal contamination by animals (man inclusive), sewage and seafood contact surfaces. Quantitative ATP bioluminescence, RODAC and TVC was used to determine the cleanliness and disinfection of a seafood plant located in Reykjavik, Iceland and results compared. These methods were used to assess the amount of contaminants on the sampled seafood contact and non contact surfaces. TVC was.....
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