Table 2.

Enumeration of M. avium subsp.paratuberculosis on cheese surface

Cheese typeDays of ripeningCounts (CFU/25 cm2) of M. avium subsp.paratuberculosis on cheese surface
Cheese 1 (ATCC 19698)Cheese 2 (ATCC 19698)Cheese 1 (Niebüll)Cheese 2 (Niebüll)
Hard30NDa NDNDND
60NDND01
900000
Semihard30NDND24
60NDND00
900000
  • a ND, not determined.