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

Article (PDF Available)inBrazilian Journal of Microbiology 43(4):1463-6 · October 2012with32 Reads
DOI: 10.1590/S1517-838220120004000030 · Source: PubMed
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.