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Table 3 Categories of food and environmental samples tested for the presence of Cronobacter spp. and the numbers and percentages of the confirmed Cronobacter spp. isolates

From: Isolation of Cronobacter spp. (formerly Enterobacter sakazakii) from infant food, herbs and environmental samples and the subsequent identification and confirmation of the isolates using biochemical, chromogenic assays, PCR and 16S rRNA sequencing

Origin of Sample Number of samples analyzed Number of Cronobacter spp. isolates % of total samples in the category % of total isolates
Infant formula and milk powder 69 1 1.4 3.5
Cereals and Cereal 32 0 0 0
products     
Herbs and Spices 67 26 39 89.6
Miscellaneous food 34 0 0 0
products     
Beverages 7 0 0 0
Dairy products other than milk powder 7 0 0 0
Vegetables and fruits 6 0 0 0
Environmental samples 11 2 18.2 6.9
Total 233 29   100