Contamination of hands and work surfaces with Salmonella enteritidis PT4 during the preparation of egg dishes.

Abstract:

:Salmonella enteritidis PT4 was recovered from fingers following the breaking of intact shell eggs artificially contaminated in the contents with the bacterium. Kitchen utensils used to mix egg dishes were salmonella-positive, sometimes after washing. Following the preparation of batter or the mixing of eggs, S. enteritidis was recovered from work surfaces over 40 cm from the mixing bowl. The bacterium survived well in thin, dry films of either batter or egg and, from an initial level of one cell per cm2, could be recovered from formica work surfaces 24 h after contamination.

journal_name

Epidemiol Infect

authors

Humphrey TJ,Martin KW,Whitehead A

doi

10.1017/s0950268800068412

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1994-12-01 00:00:00

pages

403-9

issue

3

eissn

0950-2688

issn

1469-4409

journal_volume

113

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