Research – Joint FAO/WHO Expert meeting on microbiological risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in foods

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The Joint FAO/WHO Expert meeting on microbiological risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in foods was convened in response to a request by the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) at its fifty-second session1to undertake a full farm to table risk assessment on Listeria monocytogenes in food in order to inform a possible future revision of the Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods (CXG 61-2007)2.This document summarizes the conclusions and recommendations for the development of microbiological risk assessment of L.monocytogenes in specific foods; namely, leafy greens, frozen vegetables, cantaloupe melon and ready-to-eat (RTE)seafood, in the light of new data and approaches. This document has been prepared to facilitate the deliberations of the upcoming CCFH. The full report will be published as part of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)and World Health Organization(WHO)Microbiological Risk Assessment (MRA) Series.

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