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Isolation and characterization of antimicrobial resistant Staphylococcus aureus in retail ground meats
Staphylococcus aureus is commonly present in humans and animals. It can cause a variety of suppurative infections, food intoxication and toxic shock syndrome. Antimicrobial resistant S. aureus, especially methicillin-resistant ...
Detection of norovirus and indicator organisms on fresh produce
Food borne illness is a major problem around the world. Recently, more food borne outbreaks involve produce as the vehicle and viruses as the source of contamination. Norovirus is a common food borne viral pathogen. Genetic ...
MICROBIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIC PRODUCE PRE- AND POST- HARVEST ON MARYLAND FARMS AND IMPACT OF GROWING AND HANDLING METHODS ON EPIPHYTIC BACTERIA
Although the consumption of organic produce has dramatically increased in recent years and many outbreaks continue to occur, the microbiological safety of organic produce has not been fully assessed. This study generated ...