Determination of Human Pathogen Profiles in Food by Quality Assured Microbial Assays –
Proceedings of a final Research Coordination Meeting held in Mexico City, Mexico, 22–26 July 2002

IAEA TECDOC No. 1431

Subject Classification: 0200-Food and Agriculture

English IAEA-TECDOC-1431; (ISBN:92-0-115704-5); 140 pp.; € 15.00; Date Published: 2005

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This publication includes the results of a Coordinated Research Project (CRP). Major food microbial contaminants were identified in some of the main foods exported in the international food market. Thousands of samples in a wide variety of foods were selected to be studied during different points of the food chain: meat (chicken, beef and pork), seafood (shellfish such as shrimp, prawns, scampi, squid, and lobsters, and different types of fish such as salmon, cuttle fish, rohu, fin herring, catfish, milkfish, and tilapia), spices (pepper, paprika), frozen vegetables (asparagus, peas and corn) and other products (coconut and dairy products). The analysis included pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella spp. (several serotypes), Escherichia coli, E. coli 0157:H7, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Vibrio choleare, Vibrio parahaemolitycus and Yersinia enterolítica. This publication includes data that may be used to conduct better risk assessments on food by importing as well as exporting countries.

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