Listeria Detection


Culture Medium: Listeria Selective Medium

Listeria bacteria are best known for the important human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Able to grow even at low temperatures, this bacterium is associated with the food poisoning disease Listeriosis.

Listeriosis results in several thousand cases of illness annually, with a significant proportion of these infections proving fatal. It is therefore important that food producers, particularly those producing ready-to-eat foods, confirm that their products are completely free of Listeria.

Selective for Listeria bacteria, the Listeria Selective culture vessel contains a growth medium which facilitates the rapid detection of Listeria spp. using Speedy Breedy® when screening samples for the pathogen. Growth and detection rates using Speedy Breedy® has been proven to be significantly faster than conventional laboratory-based methods, while remaining exceptionally sensitive.