Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

Y. enterocolitica is a zoonotic agent, and the third bacterial cause of human entiritis in Europe. The objective of this study was to assess consumer exposure to the pathogen Y. enterocolitica through meat consumption over a one-year period, in France. In this context, the prevalence of Y. enterocolitica was established on samples of fresh pork, beef and poultry collected at retail level in France. Of the 649 samples, 5.1% (34) were positive for Y. enterocolitica. No significant difference in prevalence between the categories of fresh meat was observed: the prevalence was 5.2 % for pork, 5.2% for beef and 5.9% for poultry meat. However, tongues of pork were highly contaminated by Y. enterocolitica (12.5%) compared to other type of meat.

Book Title

10th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

72-75

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-914

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Yersinia enterocolitica prevalence, on fresh pork, poultry and beef meat at retail level, in France

Portland, Maine, USA

Y. enterocolitica is a zoonotic agent, and the third bacterial cause of human entiritis in Europe. The objective of this study was to assess consumer exposure to the pathogen Y. enterocolitica through meat consumption over a one-year period, in France. In this context, the prevalence of Y. enterocolitica was established on samples of fresh pork, beef and poultry collected at retail level in France. Of the 649 samples, 5.1% (34) were positive for Y. enterocolitica. No significant difference in prevalence between the categories of fresh meat was observed: the prevalence was 5.2 % for pork, 5.2% for beef and 5.9% for poultry meat. However, tongues of pork were highly contaminated by Y. enterocolitica (12.5%) compared to other type of meat.