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Detection of Clostridium perfringens in yearling lamb meat (barbacoa), head, and gut tacos from public markets in Mexico City.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20198526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
No reports on the incidence of Clostridium perfringens in popularly-consumed food from Mexico City have been published; neither are there any reports that have analyzed food consumed in popular markets and less established restaurants. Therefore, this study is aimed at providing data to evaluate the relevance of C. perfringens as an etiologic agent of food-borne diseases. Of the 650 analyzed samples, 106 (16.3%) were positive for C. perfringens; 6.4% (16/250) isolates were from barbacoa, 19% (38/200) from head, and 13% (52/200) from gut tacos. The presence of C. perfringens in these popular-consumed foods demonstrates its relevance as an etiologic agent of food-borne diseases, and confirms the great sanitary risk involved in their consumption. These results may serve as a basis for the Mexican sanitary authorities to control the microbiological quality of street-made foods.
Iván Natividad-Bonifacio; Carlos R Vázquez-Quiñones; Oscar R Rodas-Suárez; Francisco J Fernández; Esteban Rodríguez-Solis; Elsa Irma Quiñones-Ramírez; Carlos Vázquez-Salinas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental health research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1369-1619     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Health Res     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-17     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106628     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Health Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Mexico, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Clostridium perfringens / isolation & purification*
Food Microbiology / standards*
Foodborne Diseases / microbiology,  prevention & control
Meat Products / analysis*,  microbiology

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