2017, Cilt 1, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 048-057
Investigation of Listeria spp in chicken meat consumed in Erzurum
Emre Kaya1, Mustafa Atasever2
1Dağ Komando Okulu Eğitim Merkezi Komutanlığı, Gıda Kontrol Müfreze Komutanlığı, Isparta, Türkiye
2Atatürk Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Besin Hijyeni ve Teknolojisi Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye
Keywords: Chicken meat, Erzurum, Listeria spp
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Aim: This study was conducted to determine the presence and prevalence of Listeria spp. in chicken meat in Erzurum province.

Materials and Methods: In this study, 100 chicken thigh meat samples which were consumed in Erzurum were analyzed. In the isolation and identification of Listeria spp. species were used TS EN ISO 2017 method and Microbact 12 L Listeria Identification test Kit.

Results: 64 (64%) Listeria spp were isolated in 64 (64%) out of 100 chicken meat samples, identification of those indicated 16 (25 %) isolates as L. monocytogenes, 26 (40.62 %) as L. innocua, 12 (18.75 %) L. grayi, 5 (7.81 %) L. murrayi and 5 (7.81 %) L. welshimeri. In the samples, 25 Listeria species were detected via Microbact 12 L Listeria identification test kit. Of these Listeria species, 7 (28%) were L. monocytogenes; L. innocua of 10 (40%); 6 of them (24%) were L. grayi; 1 (4%) was L. murrayi and 1 (4%) was L. welshimeri.

Conclusion:The results of this study suggest that the prevalence of Listeria spp. in chicken meat is relatively high in Erzurum. Chicken meat should be produced under appropriate, hygienic and technological conditions for the prevention of public health.