After participating at Cibus Tec, the Laboratory is now preparing for FuturPera

Sicural, concentrating on Listeria

Exhibitions come and go, for the Sicural Laboratory. After participating, in October, at Cibus Tec in Parma, from 28 to 30 November it will be at FuturPera, the exhibition that takes place in Ferrara.

"In Ferrara we will be in hall 3, stand 34 - explains Silvia Zuccherelli - ready to illustrate our services to producers, technicians, cooperatives and Ops".

"In the past, when we talked about analysis, we thought only of land or water. Today, to be able to market all over the world and respect the required parameters of the large-scale retail trade, it is necessary to carry out a series of analyses, including multi-residual ones, of what is offered for sale. All to guarantee the consumer".

Many operators present at the Sicural conference at Cibus Tec.

At Cibus Tec, Sicural organized a very crowded conference, called "Listeria, a problem to be solved", with over a hundred technicians and operators present. "Listeria control - it was said at the conference - has always been a fundamental type of analysis and should not be underestimated. Even fruit and vegetable companies should not neglect it".

Silvia Zuccherelli and Giusy Riciputi of Sicural Laboratory.

"For example, the fourth range of 'ready to eat' products presents more advantageous conditions for the multiplication of the bacterium".

Biofilm, a solid/liquid interface where nutrients are concentrated, is an ideal environment for the growth of microorganisms and their adherence to solid surfaces, as the microorganisms present in it are more resistant to antimicrobial agents. Only with constant monitoring can the presence of this bacterium be kept under control, so that there are no proliferation problems.

Silvia Zuccherelli.

Therefore fresh products as well, and not just frozen ones, should be monitored. Wherever there is manipulation of raw materials, it is necessary to check. "In general - explains Silvia Zuccherelli - we proceed by agreeing with the company the most risky points, where the bacterium could multiply, as they are more difficult to keep clean. Sampling on surfaces, which can easily be performed by company personnel, must be carried out on a regular basis so as to avoid future contamination".

Cleaning remains the most effective weapon for real Listeria containment. Cleaning water should also be checked frequently, as well as samples of the products that are getting prepared or packaged. The analyses that Sicural performs on Listeria are accredited and represent a valid tool to monitor the bacterium both in different environments and on the finished product.



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