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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 1645-1651
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.198


Occurrence of Listeria spp. in Ready to Eat Meat Products from Retail Shops of Punjab Region
Ravneet Kaur Walia, Simranpreet Kaur*, Randhir Singh and Pankaj Dhaka
School of Public Health and Zoonoses, College of Veterinary Science, Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the present study, an attempt was made to detect potentially pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes along with other Listeria spp. From Ready to Eat meat products from retail markets of Punjab.  A total of 200 samples of Ready to Eat meat products comprising 17 chicken seekh, 26 chicken nuggets, 52 chicken salami, 14 chicken sausage, 6 bacon, 7 pork sausage, 10 chicken garlic fingers, 1 chicken lollipop, 11 mutton shammi kebab, 10 chicken shammi kebab, 13 chicken Tikka, 1 mutton Tikka, 32 seekh kebab were processed. None of the sample found positive for Listeria spp. It was confirmed through biochemical tests as well as by molecular methods also. Absence of L. monocytogenes indicates good sanitation practices in food processing plants and ensures that the food is fit for consumer consumption in Punjab region.


Keywords: monocytogenes, Ready to Eat meat (RTE) products, Punjab region
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Ravneet Kaur Walia, Simranpreet Kaur, Randhir Singh and Pankaj Dhaka. 2020. Occurrence of Listeria spp. in Ready to Eat Meat Products from Retail Shops of Punjab Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 1645-1651. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.198