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Salmonella surveillance in raw and cooked meat and meat products in the Republic of Ireland from 2002 to 2004.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16860420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The food industry, under the regulation of the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAF) in the Republic of Ireland, is required to undertake all microbiological testing in relation to zoonoses control, in laboratories approved by DAF. These laboratories submit a monthly report of all tests undertaken, together with all presumptive Salmonella isolates for confirmation, typing and storage to the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL). Details of Salmonella tests on 110,229 raw and 25,189 cooked meat samples from 25 laboratories were recorded over the 3-year period 2002-2004. Salmonella spp. were isolated from 1.0% of the 110,229 raw meat samples and 0.1% of the 25,189 cooked meat samples tested. The percentage of raw meat samples contaminated with Salmonella decreased over the three-year period from 1.2% to 0.9%. There was no seasonal trend in the isolation of Salmonella from any of the meats or meat products. Recoveries of the organism were highest for turkey and chicken meats at 3.1% and 2.8%, respectively, followed by porcine meats at 2.1%. The recoveries were much lower for ovine meats and meat products at 0.2% and bovine meat and meat products at 0.16%.
E Jordan; J Egan; C Dullea; J Ward; K McGillicuddy; G Murray; A Murphy; B Bradshaw; N Leonard; P Rafter; S McDowell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food microbiology     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0168-1605     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Food Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-06     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412849     Medline TA:  Int J Food Microbiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Backweston Laboratory Complex, Celbridge, Co.Kildare, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Product Safety*
Cookery / methods
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Handling / methods*
Food Microbiology
Meat / microbiology*
Meat Products / microbiology
Salmonella / isolation & purification*

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