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Study of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Escherichia coli contamination in raw food available in factories, schools, and hospital canteens in Hanoi, Vietnam.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17135522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study on the contamination rates of raw foods available in factory, school, and hospital canteens in Hanoi, Vietnam, with the bacteria of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Escherichia coli (E. coli) was carried out between 2003 and 2004. A total of 177 raw food samples of vegetables, meat (beef and pork), fish, and poultry were examined to provide baseline data for evaluation of microbiological risks in general, and identification of potential vehicles for pathogenic cross-contamination in canteens. The study confirmed that unprocessed fish and poultry are likely to be contaminated with Salmonella and in the absence of proper kitchen hygiene and may contaminate processed foods. Raw poultry samples were highly contaminated with E. coli (45%), Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) (28.3%), and Salmonella (8.3%) and classified as high-risk food. E. coli was also detected in raw meat, fish, and vegetables with the rate of 21.3%, 6.6%, and 18.5%, respectively. This article confirmed the importance of hygienic working practices when preparing food.
Thi Anh Dao Ha; Thanh Yen Pham
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1081     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-30     Completed Date:  2007-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food Science and Food Safety Department, The National Institute of Nutrition, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter / isolation & purification*
Colony Count, Microbial
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification*
Food Contamination / analysis
Food Handling / methods*
Food Microbiology*
Food Service, Hospital / standards
Food Services / standards*
Meat / microbiology
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Salmonella / isolation & purification*
Seafood / microbiology
Vegetables / microbiology

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