Occurrence of Salmonella sp. and coagulase-positive staphylococci in raw eggs and Coalho cheese: comparative study between two cities of Brazil's northeast.

Universidade Federal do Piauí, Departamento de Biologia , Picos, PI , Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology (Impact Factor: 0.45). 10/2012; 43(4):1463-6. DOI: 10.1590/S1517-838220120004000030
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ABSTRACT Microbiological analyses of chicken eggs in Recife and Salvador have shown a high occurrence of Salmonella in the egg shells and yolks. Likewise, the occurrence of Salmonella plus coagulase-positive staphylococci in Coalho cheese reached alarming levels. The data revealed a significant risk of infections and intoxications from consuming these foods in the cities.

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