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Table 2 Distribution of Listeria species by source in Gondar town

From: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of listeria species from ready-to-eat foods of animal origin in Gondar Town, Ethiopia

  Number and percentage of Listeria species isolated from the food items examined
Listeria species isolated Raw meat (N) Minced beef (N) Fish (N) Pizza(N) Pasteurized milk (N) Raw milk (N) Cottage cheese(N) Ice cream(N) Cream cake(N) Total (N) Prevalence (%)
L.monocytogenes 4 3 3 2 0 2 0 3 7 24 6.25
L. ivanovii 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.52
L. innocua 19 2 5 4 0 7 3 4 4 48 12.5
L. seeligeri 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1.3
L. welshimeri 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 2.3
L. grayi 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.5
L. murrayi 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 1.6
Total positive 31 6 13 7 0 14 5 9 11 96 25
Sample examined 60 25 50 24 50 50 40 20 65 384  
Prevalence (%) 51.6 24 26 29.1 0.0 25 12.5 45 16.9 25