Listeria monocytogenes in RTE foods

Here is the background on UN FAO/WHO work on Listeria monocytogenes in RTE foods that Jovana Kovacevic has been involved with.


October 2022, Rome, IT meeting

The meeting in Rome in October was mentioned in this news article that UN FAO put together.

JEMRA continues to assess the risk of Listeria monocytogenes


This story/work was also picked up by two news outlets:


General Information about FAO/WHO JEMRA

  • Joint FAO/WHO Expert meetings on microbiological risk assessment (JEMRA)
  • The acronym stands for Joint FAO/WHO Expert meetings on microbiological risk assessment. As part of this work there are a number of publications under the Microbiological Risk Assessment series, including different microorganisms and food commodities. Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is one of the topics of interest.


General Information about Codex Alimentarious

The work of JEMRA informs the Codex Alimentarious, which sets the international food standards, guidelines and practices related to safety, quality and fairness of international food trade.

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