chapter  23
38 Pages

Microbial Foodborne Pathogens

ByMARIOS MATARAGAS, ELEFTHERIOS H. DROSINOS

Contents 23.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................. 462 23.2 Cultural Methods ........................................................................................................ 462

23.2.1 Enumeration Methods ................................................................................... 463 23.2.1.1 Plate Count .................................................................................... 463 23.2.1.2 Most Probable Number ................................................................. 464

23.2.2 Detection Methods ........................................................................................ 464 23.3 Alternative or Rapid Microbiological Methods ............................................................ 464

23.3.1 Methods with a Concentration Step ................................................................465 23.3.2 Detection and Enumeration Methods .............................................................465