The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has published new guidance outlining additional actions that can be taken in the production process to minimise risk of Listeria contamination in dairy products.
The first reported foodborne listeriosis outbreak in Portugal highlights the need for an effective surveillance system for early detection and prompt submission of isolates for typing, according to researchers.
With an EU scientific study recommending that the European
Commission set up a system to track deadly listeria infections in
the bloc, processors will be under the gun to prevent the bacteria
from entering the food chain.