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Contamination of lettuce with antibiotic resistant E. coli after slurry application

Jensen, Annette Nygaard; Storm, Christina; Baggesen, Dorte Lau; Forslund, Anita and Dalsgaard, Anders (2011) Contamination of lettuce with antibiotic resistant E. coli after slurry application. In: Book of Abstracts, First Int. Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czeck Republic, p. 27.

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Due to disease outbreaks associated with contaminated vegetables it has been speculated to what extent this may be linked with application of animal manure as fertilizer, which is particularly practiced in organic vegetable production where conventional fertilizers are prohibited. A field survey was therefore performed to assess the survival and transfer of antibiotic-resistant E. coli from animal manure to lettuces, with E. coli serving as an indicator of bacterial enteric pathogens.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:Lettuce, manure application, faeces contamination, E.coli, antibiotic resistance
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Crop husbandry
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Denmark > DTU - Technical University of Denmark
European Union > CORE Organic > PathOrganic
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen
Deposited By: Jensen, Ms Annette Nygaard
ID Code:20418
Deposited On:19 Jan 2012 06:57
Last Modified:19 Jan 2012 06:57
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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