This Risk Profile considers Listeria monocytogenes in cheese. This is an update of two Risk Profiles published in 2005, one addressed L. monocytogenes in low moisture cheeses and the other L. monocytogenes in soft cheeses. The two categories of cheese are now covered in this updated Risk Profile and a revised classification of cheeses has been adopted. Extra-hard cheeses (e.g. parmesan) are excluded from this Risk Profile as these are considered to present a very low risk of causing listeriosis.
Risk Profile: Listeria monocytogenes in cheese
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