is a foodborne pathogen that has been found in some dry foods, including dehydrated powdered infant formula.
In 2010, FoodNet conducted surveillance for Cronobacter sakazakii
infections and found infection in all age groups, the highest rate of invasive infections in infants, and data suggesting that urine might be a more common site of infection than previously thought (5).
Methods: Overnight cultures of Cronobacter sakazakii
894, Serratia marcescens 1591, and Yersinia enterocolitica 8081c were inoculated into tryptic soy broth supplemented with AAA at concentrations ranging from 0mg/mL to 40mg/mL.
Lab M's fast-establishing range of Pinnacle[TM] pre-prepared agar plates now includes Cronobacter Sakazakii
Isolation Medium (CSIM) for added convenience when testing infant milk products.
10] produced by an alkaliphilic bacterium Cronobacter sakazakii
isolated from oil contaminated wastewater.
The study from the University of British Columbia has found that the compounds, diallyl sulfide and ajoene, can significantly reduce the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii
in the production of dry infant formula powder.
have been reported, which can often lead to brain damage or death in babies and infants.
The identification by sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA gene was done for all the bacterial samples isolated with the exception of Cronobacter sakazakii
, and it was identified only by fatty acid analysis because it was not recovered for DNA extraction.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Parents feeding powdered infant formula to their babies are likely distressed about today's news that Wal-Mart has pulled a popular powdered infant formula brand from their shelves because of possible contamination by bacteria called Cronobacter sakazakii
(formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii).
Similar results were obtained for other key organisms including Cronobacter sakazakii
in foods and factors affecting its survival,
A press release in November, 2008 described breakthroughs in using PM to study other medically important and difficult to culture bacteria such as Mycobacterium, and Nocardia, as well as the readily cultured pathogen, Cronobacter sakazakii