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A risk-based sampling plan for monitoring of histamine in fish products.
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PMID:  21333153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In 2008, the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance reported an increase in the number of histamine food poisoning outbreaks and cases in France. The aim of this study was to propose a new monitoring plan for characterizing consumers' exposure to histamine through fishery products. As fish products of concern are numerous, we proposed that the number of samples allocated for a fish category be chosen based on the risk associated with the category. Point risk estimates of histamine poisoning were assessed with the Risk Ranger tool. Fresh fish with high histidine content was found to contribute most to the number of cases. The (estimated) risks associated with the consumption of canned and deep-frozen fish appear marginal as compared with the risk associated with fresh fish with high histidine concentrations. Accordingly, we recommend excluding canned and deep-frozen fish from the monitoring plan, although these risk estimates can be biased. Within a category, samples were proportional to the relative food consumption of the different fishes. The spatial and seasonal consumption patterns were also taken into account for the design of the new monitoring plan. By testing appropriate numbers of samples from categories of fish products of concern, this plan will permit investigation of trends or comparison of product categories presenting risks of histamine poisoning.
L Guillier; A Thébault; F Gauchard; M Pommepuy; A Guignard; P Malle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1944-9097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Anses, Unité Appréciation Quantitative des Risques Microbiologie et Santé Animale, DSA, Maisons Alfort, France; Anses, Unité Microbiologie Quantitative et Estimation du Risque, Food Safety Laboratory, Maisons Alfort, France.
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