Table 1.

Qualitative detection of M. avium subsp.paratuberculosis in hard cheese by using BACTEC radiometric culture

Days of ripeningPresence of M. aviumsubsp. paratuberculosis
Cheese 1 (ATCC 19698)Cheese 2 (ATCC 19698)Cheese 1 (Niebüll)Cheese 2 (Niebüll)
60++++
90+++
120+++