FAO Fisheries Report No. 604


FIIU/ESNS/R604

 

 

 

 

FAO Expert consultation on the trade impact of Listeria in fish products

Amherst, MA, USA, 17-20 May 1999


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, ROME, 1998

 

 

 

Table of Contents

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

1. INTRODUCTION

2. BACKGROUND

3. OBJECTIVES

4. RISK ASSESSMENT

4.1 Statement of purpose
4.2 Hazard identification
4.3 Exposure assessment

4.3.1 Geographical distribution
4.3.2 Prevalence of L. monocytogenes in fish and fishery products
4.3.3 Growth and survival of L. monocytogenes

4.4 Hazard characterization

4.4.1 Epidemiological patterns of listeriosis
4.4.2 Dose response

4.5 Risk characterization

5. REGULATION AND TRADE

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Impact of L. monocytogenes on trade
5.3 Microbiological criteria
5.4 Recommendations for establishing criteria

6. PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF L. monocytogenes IN FISHERY PRODUCTS

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Control measures to reduce or eliminate L. monocytogenes from the processing environment

6.2.1 Risk factors and hot spots of contamination
6.2.2 The effects of various processing parameters on the survival of L. monocytogenes

6.3 Control strategies

6.3.1 Raw materials
6.3.2 Processing environment
6.3.3 Retail trade

7. GAPS IN CURRENT KNOWLEDGE ON THE INCIDENCE OF L. monocytogenes IN FISHERY PRODUCTS

8. RECOMMENDATIONS

ANNEX I - List of Participants

ANNEX II - List of Background Papers

ANNEX III - Control Guidelines