Determination of E. coli O157 in raw and cooked Doner kebabs by using IMS technique


Arun O. O. , Aydin A., Vural A., Ciftcioglu G., AKSU H.

Medycyna Weterynaryjna, vol.63, no.10, pp.1181-1183, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : Medycyna Weterynaryjna
  • Page Numbers: pp.1181-1183

Abstract

Escherichia coli O157 is one of the major threats to public health due to the consumption of meat and meat products. The microorganism is known as a food-borne pathogen even in the presence of low levels. Therefore, a more sensitive method is required to be used for the detection of the microorganism. Immunomagnetic separation (IMS) is a technique used to improve the sensitivity of the detection. IMS has been used to determine the presence of E. coli O157 in raw and cooked Doner samples in this study. 3 out of 30 raw Doner samples have been found to be contaminated with E. coli O157. None of the cooked samples were carrying the agent.