Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157 : H7/O157, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. in beef slaughterhouse environments, equipment and workers

Akkaya L., Alisarli M., Cetinkaya Z., Kara R., Telli R.

JOURNAL OF MUSCLE FOODS, vol.19, no.3, pp.261-274, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1745-4573.2008.00108.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-274


Escherichia coli O157/O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. are major foodborne pathogens and the emergence of these pathogens has been reported in many countries. The aim. of this study was to investigate contamination of the beef slaughterhouse environment, equipment and workers with E. coli O157/O157:H7, L. monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. For this study, 500 swab samples were taken from 19 different points in five privately owned slaughterhouses, their periphery, slaughterhouse equipment and slaughterhouse employees. The presence of E. coli O157:H7/O157, L. monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. was determined with the application of the immunomagnetic separation method. Our study showed that the swabs