A total of 460 raw goat colostrum samples (424 native, 36 lyophilised) from Czech ecological farms were analysed during the years 2012 – 2015. The aim of this study was to determine the microbial safety of goat colostrum in the Czech Republic (the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and S. aureus with genes encoding the production of staphylococcal enterotoxins). Listeria monocytogenes was detected in 28 samples (6.1%), potentially pathogenic Escherichia coli in 12 samples (2.6%) and Staphylococcus aureus in 84 samples (18.3%) in goat colostrum.
The microbiological safety of goat colostrum in the Czech Republic
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