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Research Article

Listeria spp. in Street-Vended Ready-to-Eat Foods

Table 1

Listeria spp. detected in street-vended ready-to-eat foods by plate count method.

Food group(s)Food item(s)aNo. of samples containing listeria spp. (%)No. of samples containing L. monocytogens (%)Prevalence of L. monocytogens in Listeria spp. (expressed in %)

Meat productsShawarma b(1)8 (33)<4>5 (21)63
Luncheon(1)6 (25)3 (12)50
Basturma(1)3 (13)2 (8)66
Liver4 (17)2 (8)50
Sausage9 (38)<4>5 (21)56
Minced meat10 (42)<5>6 (25)60
Subtotal40 (28)23 (16)58

Poultry productsChicken7 (29)<4>4 (17)57
Luncheon6 (25)4 (17)66
Shawarma5 (21)3 (12)60
Boiled eggs2 (8)0 (0)0
Fried eggs3 (13)0 (0)0
Subtotal23 (19)11 (9)48

Seafood productsShrimp(1)8 (33)<5>5 (21)63
Fried fish4 (17)0 (0)0
Sepia7 (29)5 (21)71
Salmon0 (0)0 (0)0
Tuna0 (0)0 (0)0
Subtotal19 (16)10 (8)53

Dairy productsHard cheese(1)9 (38)<3>6 (25)67
White soft cheese7 (29)<1>5 (21)71%
Processed cheese0 (0)0 (0)0
Cream and Honey9 (38)6 (25)67%
Ice cream2 (8)0 (0)0
Subtotal27 (23)17 (14)63

Plant productsFul Medames3 (13)0 (0)0
Falafel5 (21)3 (12)60
Koshary(2)20 (83)<12>14 (58)70
Subtotal28 (39)17 (24)61

Grand total137 (24)78 (14)38

aTotal 24 samples from each food item were examined.
b( )Number of samples positive for the presence of Listeria spp. only after enrichment.
< >Number of samples containing L. monocytogens of ≥103 CFU/g.

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