Occurrence of Yersinia enterocolita in Turkish white cheese consumed in Karabük region-Turkey

Yentür G., Büyükgüçlü Kocaman N., Er B., Bayhan Öktem A.

Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.5, no.2, pp.89-94, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-94
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, occurence of a s pathogen Yersinia enterocolitica in white cheese was studied. 100 white cheese samples were collected from Karabük of which 50 samples from open markets, 30 samples from A, B, C firms and 20 samples from supermarkets. Occurrence of Yersinia enterocolitica in the samples were analysed by using the ISO method which is a conventional methodology for the investigation of foodborne pathogens. It has been isolated and identified in 8 samples (8%) out of 100 white cheese samples which may be considered as potential health hazard for public.