Hello, I've been tasked with obtaining literature regarding Salmonella in certain foods. I'm trying to find information on the number of Salmonella cells in a food item.... but I can only find literature regarding the detection of Salmonella in a food (e.g. percentage of samples that test positve) and not the actual enumeration! However, I often find studies showing detection and enumeration of other microorganisns, e.g. E. coli, B. cereus. I also briefly looked at the FDA BAM, and there's a chapter on Salmonella but it only goes into isolation and identification of Salmonella. There's another chapter on the isolation, identification, and enumeration of E. coli and coliform bacteria.
I'm not a microbiologist... so is there a reason for this? Is Salmonella normally not enumerated? Why? I've looked at lots of scientific articles... are my chances slim for finding information on Salmonella enumeration?!
Any help is appreciated.