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The development and elaboration of a risk-based sampling plan to control Listeria monocytogenes in a hospital food service operation

Evy Lahou UGent, Liesbeth Jacxsens UGent and Mieke Uyttendaele UGent (2012) IAFP annual meeting, Abstracts.
abstract
Introduction : Although listeriosis can occur in healthy adults and children, the most commonly affected populations include pregnant women, neonates, the elderly, and those persons who are immunosuppressed by medications or illness. The high prevalence of L. monocytogenes in foods in general, together with a high fatality rate of listeriosis suggests that L. monocytogenes represents an important hazard to human health. Purpose : The occurrence, spread, growth and survival of L. monocytogenes in foods and food environments has to be controlled. Therefore, a risk based sampling plan for the verification of the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) towards L. monocytogenes was developed and elaborated for a hospital Food Service Operation (FSO). Methods : First the classification of all used food types in various food categories, with similar microbiological ecology towards L. monocytogenes took place. Next a score system based on i) the reported epidemiological association of the food type with listeriosis outbreaks, ii) the reported prevalence of L. monocytogenes in the food types, and iii) the potential of L. monocytogenes to grow or survive during storage and/or further processing, was set up and through summation of the attributed scores, a minimum score of zero (low risk) and a maximum score of nine (high risk) could be obtained. A similar methodology was applied to identify critical sampling locations in the environment where L. monocytogenes is possibly present. Results : The attribution of risks to the defined food categories and critical sampling locations was the basis for selection of food types and environmental samples to be taken up in the sampling plan. Seven food products (n=49) and none of the environmental samples (n=145) were found to be positive for L. monocytogenes. Significance : The developed sampling plan can be used to improve the food safety output of the current FSMS, i.e. to control L. monocyogenes, in the FSO.
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hospital, L. monocytogenes, risk-based sampling plan
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IAFP annual meeting, Abstracts
publisher
International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
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IAFP Annual Meeting 2012 (IAFP 2012)
conference location
Providence, RI, USA
conference start
2012-07-22
conference end
2012-07-25
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English
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C3
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3057922
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3057922
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2012-11-22 11:51:19
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  abstract     = {Introduction : Although listeriosis can occur in healthy adults and children, the most commonly affected populations include pregnant women, neonates, the elderly, and those persons who are immunosuppressed by medications or illness. The high prevalence of L. monocytogenes in foods in general, together with a high fatality rate of listeriosis suggests that L. monocytogenes represents an important hazard to human health.
Purpose : The occurrence, spread, growth and survival of L. monocytogenes in foods and food environments has to be controlled. Therefore, a risk based sampling plan for the verification of the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) towards L. monocytogenes was developed and elaborated for a hospital Food Service Operation (FSO).
Methods : First the classification of all used food types in various food categories, with similar microbiological ecology towards L. monocytogenes took place. Next a score system based on i) the reported epidemiological association of the food type with listeriosis outbreaks, ii) the reported prevalence of L. monocytogenes in the food types, and iii) the potential of L. monocytogenes to grow or survive during storage and/or further processing, was set up and through summation of the attributed scores, a minimum score of zero (low risk) and a maximum score of nine (high risk) could be obtained. A similar methodology was applied to identify critical sampling locations in the environment where L. monocytogenes is possibly present.
Results : The attribution of risks to the defined food categories and critical sampling locations was the basis for selection of food types and environmental samples to be taken up in the sampling plan. Seven food products (n=49) and none of the environmental samples (n=145) were found to be positive for L. monocytogenes.
Significance : The developed sampling plan can be used to improve the food safety output of the current FSMS, i.e. to control L. monocyogenes, in the FSO.},
  author       = {Lahou, Evy and Jacxsens, Liesbeth and Uyttendaele, Mieke},
  booktitle    = {IAFP annual meeting, Abstracts},
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  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Providence, RI, USA},
  publisher    = {International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)},
  title        = {The development and elaboration of a risk-based sampling plan to control Listeria monocytogenes in a hospital food service operation},
  year         = {2012},
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Chicago
Lahou, Evy, Liesbeth Jacxsens, and Mieke Uyttendaele. 2012. “The Development and Elaboration of a Risk-based Sampling Plan to Control Listeria Monocytogenes in a Hospital Food Service Operation.” In IAFP Annual Meeting, Abstracts. International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).
APA
Lahou, E., Jacxsens, L., & Uyttendaele, M. (2012). The development and elaboration of a risk-based sampling plan to control Listeria monocytogenes in a hospital food service operation. IAFP annual meeting, Abstracts. Presented at the IAFP Annual Meeting 2012 (IAFP 2012), International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).
Vancouver
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Lahou E, Jacxsens L, Uyttendaele M. The development and elaboration of a risk-based sampling plan to control Listeria monocytogenes in a hospital food service operation. IAFP annual meeting, Abstracts. International Association for Food Protection (IAFP); 2012.
MLA
Lahou, Evy, Liesbeth Jacxsens, and Mieke Uyttendaele. “The Development and Elaboration of a Risk-based Sampling Plan to Control Listeria Monocytogenes in a Hospital Food Service Operation.” IAFP Annual Meeting, Abstracts. International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), 2012. Print.