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Food poisoning outbreaks associated with manufactured foods in England and Wales: 1980-1989.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1669745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the ten-year period, 1980-89, 294 reported outbreaks of food poisoning were associated with eating pre-cooked sliced meats, meat products and other manufactured foods in England and Wales, including 65 outbreaks in which the product was imported. Salmonellas were the most commonly reported agent, causing 132 (45%) of the outbreaks; other bacteria caused a further 51 (17%) outbreaks. The remainder were due to viruses (five outbreaks), scombrotoxin (60 outbreaks), or were of unknown cause (46 outbreaks). The number of outbreaks associated with manufactured foods accounted for only a small proportion (less than 5%) of food poisoning outbreaks reported to CDSC during this period and needs to be set against the huge amounts of manufactured foods consumed. However, because of the quantities made and the widespread distribution of particular products, such outbreaks may affect many individuals who are geographically widespread.
P N Sockett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CDR (London, England : Review)     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0144-1108     ISO Abbreviation:  CDR (Lond Engl Rev)     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-11     Completed Date:  1994-03-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9316754     Medline TA:  CDR (Lond Engl Rev)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  R105-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dairy Products / poisoning
Disease Outbreaks*
England / epidemiology
Food Handling*
Food Microbiology
Food Preservation
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Meat / poisoning
Meat Products / poisoning
Salmonella Food Poisoning / epidemiology,  etiology
Seafood / poisoning
Wales / epidemiology

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