MULTIPLE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AMONG LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN RETAIL FOODS, IN ADANA, TURKEY


MATYAR F. , Guzeldag G., Mercimek H. A.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, cilt.22, ss.467-472, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.467-472

Özet

A total of 178 food samples (fresh soft cheese, raw milk, ice cream, sausage, chicken meat and minced beef meat) were investigated for Listeria monocytogenes. Of these, 29 (16.3%) were contaminated. 102 strains of L. monocytogenes were isolated and the susceptibility to 13 different antibiotics was determined. Most of the isolates (57.8%) were resistant to amdinocillin; in contrast, all isolates were sensitive to chloramphenicol. Multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR) index values ranged from 0.21 to 0.43. Results show that antibiotic resistant L. monocytogenes strains were easily isolated from selected foods and antibiotic resistance may become a potential food poisoning concern for public health.