BSFM 2023 - L. monocytogenes in Plant-Based Foods : insights from of a recent foodborne outbreak linked to vegan alternative to cheese

Last updated on 13-12-2023 by Laurence Delbrassinne

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Introduction Listeriosis outbreaks have been associated with a wide range of animal-derived foods, including unpasteurized milk, dairy products, raw or undercooked meat and raw or smoked fish products. A survey conducted by Smartproteinproject (funded by the EU Horizon 2020) on European consumer attitudes towards plant-based foods has indicated an increasing consumption of plant-based food products in Europe over the years. In Belgium, there was an 8 % increase in sales volume between 2019-2020, with plant-based plain milk (primarily made from soy, almond and oat) showing the highest …

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