n The Dairy Mail - Look out for Listeria - research column - : processing - research column

Volume 22, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


In the European Union, each cheese producer is responsible in terms of legislation for the number of in cheese and is required to prove that numbers will not exceed 100-colony forming units (cfu) per gram throughout the shelf life of the cheese. Even in the case of hard cheese, such as cheddar, the absence of growth of during ripening has to be demonstrated to comply with EU legislation.

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