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Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment for human salmonellosis due to multi-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 from consumption of Danish dry-cured pork sausages.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11849720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 (DT104) is unwanted in products for human consumption due to its antibiotic resistance and ability to cause disease. We intended to set up an improved monitoring and management program to aid in deciding when to use pork contaminated with DT104 for production of sausages without jeopardizing consumer safety. We started by carrying out two assessments of the risk for human health associated with consumption of sausages produced by: (1) Danish pork from average slaughter days; (2) imported pork (IMP) with average prevalence of DT104. The assessments showed that, if Salmonella is present, it is usually in lower numbers (< or =50 per 400 cm(2) surface). Additionally, during processing, the numbers will be reduced by at least 2 log-units. In Danish (DK) pork, DT104 constitutes 0.2-1.0% of the Salmonella isolates reported, while in imported pork (IMP), 18%. We estimated that out of one million, 25 g servings of DK dry-cured sausages, up to two DT104 bacteria could be found in each of 245 servings. Out of one million servings of 25 g IMP dry-cured sausages, up to two DT104 bacteria would occur in each of 19,260 servings.
Authors:
Lis Alban; Anne Mette Olsen; Bent Nielsen; Rie Sørensen; Birthe Jessen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive veterinary medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0167-5877     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev. Vet. Med.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-18     Completed Date:  2002-03-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8217463     Medline TA:  Prev Vet Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Danish Bacon and Meat Council, The National Committee for Pig Production, Axelborg, Axeltorv 3, DK-1609, Copenhagen V, Denmark. lia@danishmeat.dk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Consumer Product Safety / standards*
Denmark / epidemiology
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Food Microbiology
Guidelines as Topic
Humans
Meat Products / microbiology*
Monte Carlo Method
Prevalence
Risk Assessment
Salmonella Food Poisoning / epidemiology,  microbiology,  prevention & control*
Salmonella typhimurium / classification,  drug effects,  pathogenicity*
Swine

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