Listeria declines in RTE meat, poultry

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – In 2010, Listeria prevalence in all ready-to-eat meat and poultry products was .28, This is down from .37 in 2009 and represents an 81 percent decline since 2000 (1.45 to .28), based on data released by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). This data includes information from all three FSIS sampling projects, according to the American Meat Institute.

FSIS analyzed 3,153 and 8,704 samples for L. monocytogenes in its ALLRTE and RTE001 sampling projects, respectively. Ten positive samples were observed in ALLRTE (0.32 percent positive), and 24 positive samples were observed in the in RTE001 samples (0.28 percent positive). FSIS analyzed 1,854 products for L. monocytogenes in the RLm sampling program in CY 2010. The sampling results produced four positives samples, resulting in 0.22 percent positive rate.

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