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Table 3 Characteristics of vegetables which tested positive for foodborne pathogens

From: Assessment of the microbiological quality of fresh produce on sale in Sicily, Italy: preliminary results

Vegetable Type Microrganism AMC log cfu g −1 Enterobacteriaceae log cfu g −1 E. coli log cfu g −1 Enterococci log cfu g −1
Pumpkin MPV L. monocytogenes 6.47 <1 <1 <1
L. innocua
Spinach MPV Y. enterocolitica 6.95 4.90 <1 <1
A. hydrofila
Green salad UV Salmonella spp. 6.98 5.73 3.95 2.07