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Occurrence of Campylobacter in retail foods in Ireland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15282123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A surveillance study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Campylobacter in a range of retail foods purchased in three Irish cities over a 20-month period between March 2001 and October 2002. In total 2391 food samples were analysed during this period. Campylobacter was isolated from 444 raw chicken (49.9%), 33 turkey (37.5%) and 11 duck samples (45.8%). Lower isolation rates of 7/221 (3.2%), 10/197 (5.1%) and 31/262 (11.8%) were observed for raw beef, pork and lamb, respectively. One sample of pork paté from 120 samples analysed (0.8%) was Campylobacter-positive. A total of three shellfish samples (oysters) from 129 raw specimens examined (2.3%) were found to contain Campylobacter. Low prevalences of the organism (0.9%) were also isolated from fresh mushrooms. Of 62 raw bulk tank milk samples analysed, Campylobacter was recovered in a single sample (1.6%). Campylobacter was not detected in any of the comminuted pork puddings, prepared vegetables and salads, retail sandwiches or cheeses made from unpasteurised milk. In total, 543 Campylobacter were isolated from all of the food samples analysed, of which 453 (83.4%) were confirmed as Campylobacter jejuni and the remaining 90 (16.6%) as Campylobacter coli.
P Whyte; K McGill; D Cowley; R H Madden; L Moran; P Scates; C Carroll; A O'Leary; S Fanning; J D Collins; E McNamara; J E Moore; M Cormican
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food microbiology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0168-1605     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Food Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-29     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412849     Medline TA:  Int J Food Microbiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Research Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter / isolation & purification*
Campylobacter coli / isolation & purification
Campylobacter jejuni / isolation & purification
Cattle / microbiology
Chickens / microbiology
Consumer Product Safety*
Food Analysis
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Microbiology*
Ireland / epidemiology
Meat / microbiology*
Meat Products / microbiology*
Milk / microbiology
Swine / microbiology
Turkeys / microbiology

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