An investigation on Listeria spp. contamination in white cheese made from sheep's milk in Tekirdag, Turkey.


ARICI M. , Demirci M., Gunduz H.

MILCHWISSENSCHAFT-MILK SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.54, no.2, pp.90-91, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : MILCHWISSENSCHAFT-MILK SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-91

Abstract

Fifty white cheese samples made from sheep's milk in small family plants in Tekirdag, Turkey, were analysed with respect to the presence of Listeria. The isolates were identified according to the general and biochemical properties of Listeria strains. Some properties of the cheese samples are as follows: pH 4.20-5.15, moisture 45.80-63.90% and salt (NaCl) 2.20-4.15%. Listeria was found in 8 (16%) samples. It was stated that 2 (4%) of these strains were Listeria monocytogenes and 6 (12%) were L. innocua.