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Human risk from thermotolerant Campylobacter on broiler meat in Denmark.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature116265
Source
Int J Food Microbiol. 2013 Mar 15;162(2):129-34
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-15-2013
Author
Louise Boysen
Maarten Nauta
Ana Sofia Ribeiro Duarte
Hanne Rosenquist
Author Affiliation
Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Division for Epidemiology and Microbial Genomics, Moerkhoej Bygade 19B, 2860 Soeborg, Denmark. lobo@food.dtu.dk
Source
Int J Food Microbiol. 2013 Mar 15;162(2):129-34
Date
Mar-15-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Animals
Campylobacter - physiology
Campylobacter Infections - epidemiology - microbiology
Chickens
Denmark - epidemiology
Food Microbiology
Food Safety
Humans
Meat - microbiology
Prevalence
Risk assessment
Temperature
Abstract
This paper describes a new approach by which changes over time in the relative risk of human campylobacteriosis from broiler meat are evaluated through quantitative microbiological risk assessment modelling. Danish surveillance data collected at retail from 2001 to 2010 on numbers of thermotolerant Campylobacter spp. on Danish produced and imported chilled and frozen broiler meat were the basis for the investigation. The aim was to explore if the risk from the different meat categories had changed over time as a consequence of implemented intervention strategies. The results showed a slight decrease from 2005 to 2008 in the human risk from Danish produced broiler meat, and a decrease from 2005 to 2010 in the risk from imported chilled meat. This risk reduction coincides with control measures implemented to reduce Campylobacter in Danish and imported chilled broiler meat. The human risk of campylobacteriosis from Danish frozen meat increased but remained lower compared to chilled meat. In total, the relative risk from broiler meat available for sale in Denmark increased from 2001 to 2005 after which the risk decreased to a level similar to the period 2001-2002. The use of QMRA in the evaluation of intervention strategies based on monitoring data provided an added value, compared to the traditional approach of only using changes in prevalence. The estimated human health risk is a function of prevalence and the distribution of concentrations, and therefore takes best usage of the available data, while providing the most relevant outcome for food safety risk managers.
PubMed ID
23416547 View in PubMed
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