MICROBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TESTING OF FOOD SNAILS MARKETEDS IN SARDINIA

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T. Tedde *
S. Virgilio
G. Chessa
G. Fiori
G. Terrosu
M.N. Rosa
C. Pinna
(*) Corresponding Author:
T. Tedde | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org

Abstract

A total of 29 samples of snails belonging to the species Helix aspersa, Helix aperta and Helix vermiculata were analysed for the presence of Salmonella spp. and Clostridium perfringens; Cadmium and Lead concentrations were determined by ICP-MS. One sample contained Salmonella sp.; Clostridium perfringens were not detected. The means of toxic metals (expressed as mg/Kg wet weight) were the following: Cd 0,995, Pb 0,274. Key words

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