(only slightly OT) - This other link within yr excellent first one ( ) is also very interesting -
It does rather look as the whole issue of the risk from L.mono is heating up again, ie official "backs" are being analysed for coverage again.
@ Simon - yes (99.9% anyway) but perhaps no eatable chicken left after the "decent" time. (This is the continuous problem of course)
Rgds / Charles.C
I am surprised that is only the UK Chilled foods assoc that has challenged this as from my experience if you wanted to buy some Listeria you went for some unpasteurised cheese which certainly isn't predominant in the UK.
The question is if you are a manufacturer and you know you have L.mono in your food would you leave it on the shelf?