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Health risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in Canada.

Abstract

A review is presented including: the major steps used in the formulation of a health risk assessment for L. monocytogenes in foods; the numbers of human listeriosis cases reported in Canada; and the current Canadian regulatory policy on L. monocytogenes. Four steps in the health risk assessment of L. monocytogenes in foods, namely, hazard identification, hazard characterization, exposure assessment and risk characterization, are examined.