Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12052
Title: Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum-packed smoked fish products: Occurrence, routes of contamination, and potential intervention measures
Authors: Tocmo, R.
Krizman, K.
Khoo, W.J.
Phua, L.K.
Kim, M.
Yuk, H.-G. 
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Citation: Tocmo, R., Krizman, K., Khoo, W.J., Phua, L.K., Kim, M., Yuk, H.-G. (2014-03). Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum-packed smoked fish products: Occurrence, routes of contamination, and potential intervention measures. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 13 (2) : 172-189. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12052
Abstract: The occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) fish products is well documented and represents an important food safety concern. Contamination of this pathogen in vacuum-packed (VP) smoked fish products at levels greater than the RTE food limit (100 CFU/g) has been traced to factors such as poor sanitary practices, contaminated processing environments, and temperature abuse during prolonged storage in retail outlets. Intervention technologies including physical, biological, and chemical techniques have been studied to control transmission of L. monocytogenes to these products. High-pressure processing, irradiation, and pulsed UV-light treatment have shown promising results. Potential antilisterial effects of some sanitizers and combined chemical preservatives have also been demonstrated. Moreover, the concept of biopreservation, use of bioactive packaging, and a combination of different intervention technologies, as in the hurdle concept, are also under consideration. In this review, the prevalence, routes of contamination, and potential intervention technologies to control transmission of L. monocytogenes in VP smoked fish products are discussed. © 2014 Institute of Food Technologists®.
Source Title: Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/94162
ISSN: 15414337
DOI: 10.1111/1541-4337.12052
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