The increase in international food trade in recent years has made necessary the use of faster, more efficient and more specific microbiological diagnostic culture media for each industry and each pathogen.

Meat and fish industrial products are highly perishable. The type of microorganisms present may change depending on the product. Despite the fact that the muscle itself is virtually sterile, the meat-based processed foods are very susceptible to contamination and provide favorable conditions for growth of microorganisms that cause poisoning and food-borne illness. 

CONDA offers a wide range of specific culture media for meat and fish industry. Within the bacteria to identify in the microbiological analysis for this industry, one of the most important ones is Listeria monocytogenes.

Culture media for Meat and Fish industry

This gram-positive bacteria has been the cause of numerous outbreaks of foodborne diseases in the last decade. Listeriosis is usually found in pregnant women and their fetuses, people with immune problems, with symptoms of abortion, neonatal death, septicemia and meningitis, with a mortality rate exceeding 20%.

Listeria is usually found in food, but the highest rates are in meat, poultry and seafood. It survives periods of cold storage and it grows at temperatures as low as 0°C. It also survives at high salt concentrations for long periods of time and is relatively resistant to dehydration.

Among all media in our catalog there are some specific media for Listeria:

For identification of other pathogens that matter in meat industry safety there are somre specific culture media: