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This guideline is provided to assist the Recognised Agencies (RAs) to perform Loadout checks on export consignments of dairy material and dairy product. Additionally it serves to reiterate the obligations of Exporters of Dairy Material and Dairy Product to the EU as
prescribed in section 2.1 of the European Union, Animal Products: Overseas Market Access Requirements.
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 profiles provide background information on combinations of foods and hazards, to help risk managers in their decision-making. Risk profiling may result in a range of activities, such as immediate risk management action, quantitative risk assessment, or a programme to gather more data. This risk profile covers Listeria monocytogenes in low-moisture cheeses.
The purpose of this risk profile is to critically review information to answer the following risk management question: What is the public health risk from L. monocytogenes in raw milk consumed in New Zealand?
The purpose of a Risk Profile is to provide contextual and background information relevant to a food/hazard combination so that risk managers can make decisions and, if necessary, take further action. Risk Profiles include elements of a qualitative risk assessment, as well as providing information relevant to risk management. Risk profiling may result in a range of activities e.g. immediate risk management action, a decision to conduct a quantitative risk assessment, or a programme to gather more data. Risk Profiles also provide information for ranking of food safety issues.