By Martin Hodgson Introduction The transmission of infectious diseases in early years is a significant risk. Coughs, colds and respiratory infections are relatively commonplace, especially at certain times of the year, and outbreaks of serious infections, such as E. Many infectious diseases have the capacity to spread rapidly within a care provision or nursery school.
Hygiene and Compliance Manager Listeria, its most common hideouts, and where to clean Listeria is a very common bacterium that adapts well in many environments.
Once established in a food production facility, some strains of Listeria can be very difficult to eliminate. This post highlights the most common hideouts for Listeria in food production environments, and offers useful advice on how to optimise environmental Listeria control. Listeria — an overview Listeria bacteria are very common in the environment and can be found in soil, water, sewage, animal guts and feces, and on raw foods.
There are several species of Listeria, but only Listeria monocytogenes is associated with the human foodborne infection listeriosis.
People usually contract listeriosis from eating contaminated ready-to-eat foods such as salads, raw fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, deli meats, smoked fish, cooked shellfish, sushi, raw milk, unpasteurised cheese and ice cream. Although infections are very rare, listeriosis is one of the most serious foodborne illnesses humans can contract.
Pregnant women, newborns, older adults and people with impaired health are especially vulnerable to infections. Symptoms range from mild flu-like illness to severe blood poisoning and meningitis.
Every year about 2, people in Europe and 1, people in the United States contract listeriosis. Most people are hospitalised, while one in five 20 percent of those infected will die.
Consequently, control of Listeria in ready-to-eat foods and in foods intended for consumption by infants and people with impaired health is strictly required by law, both in Europe and the USA. When to be concerned about Listeria?
Because Listeria is common in the environment and can be found in soil, water, animal guts and on raw foods, the bacteria can easily be introduced into and spread throughout food production facilities. Listeria also can form biofilms that help them attach to the surface of floor, drains and equipment — making them more difficult to remove during cleaning, and protecting them from drought, heat and standard cleaning and disinfection chemicals.
Listeria biofilm is often the source of food product cross-contamination.
Additionally, Listeria can grow in cold environments and can survive freezing temperatures. These conditions are often used to control microbial growth, but for Listeria they serve only to restrict the growth of competitors. This means that refrigerated and frozen foods still are at risk.
Most ready-to-eat food processing environments are chilled and provide the nutrients and moisture required for Listeria growth. Listeria hideouts and control in food production facilities 1.Notes. Note that these recommendations use the word "must" to indicate new regulatory options that the working group believes should be mandatory in an amended regulation.
Preface. The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) Code development process was followed in the development of this Code of Practice. This Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs replaces its predecessor developed in and published by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada..
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