Hunted game birds - Carriers of foodborne pathogens

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dc.contributor.author Sauvala, Mikaela
dc.contributor.author Woivalin, Emma
dc.contributor.author Kivistö, Rauni
dc.contributor.author Laukkanen-Ninios, Riikka
dc.contributor.author Laaksonen, Sauli
dc.contributor.author Stephan, Roger
dc.contributor.author Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-16T08:30:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-16T08:30:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09
dc.identifier.citation Sauvala , M , Woivalin , E , Kivistö , R , Laukkanen-Ninios , R , Laaksonen , S , Stephan , R & Fredriksson-Ahomaa , M 2021 , ' Hunted game birds - Carriers of foodborne pathogens ' , Food Microbiology , vol. 98 , 103768 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2021.103768
dc.identifier.other PURE: 164270034
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: b1715947-baa2-474a-96ce-edc26e4d2b23
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000641583700007
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-7504-4305/work/98554269
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9533-2259/work/98554889
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6129-8854/work/98555077
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333187
dc.description.abstract Game birds may carry zoonotic bacteria in their intestines and transmit them to hunters through bird handling or through the handling and consumption of contaminated meat. In this study, the prevalence of foodborne bacteria was screened from game bird faeces and mallard breast meat using PCR. The sampling occurred in southern Finland from August to December during the hunting season. Isolates were characterized by multi-locus sequence typing. Mesophilic aerobic bacteria and Escherichia coli counts were used to assess the microbial contamination of mallard meat. In total, 100 woodpigeon (Columba palumbus), 101 pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), 110 mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), and 30 teals (Anas crecca) were screened during the hunting season. Additionally, 100 mallard breast meat samples were collected. Campylobacter and Listeria were commonly detected in the faeces and Listeria on mallard meat. L. monocytogenes of sequence types associated with human listeriosis were frequently found in game bird faeces and on mallard meat. Good hygiene during game bird handling, storing the game bird meat frozen, and proper heat treatment are important measures to minimize the health risk for hunters and consumers. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Food Microbiology
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Game bird
dc.subject Zoonotic bacteria
dc.subject Meat
dc.subject PCR screening
dc.subject MLST
dc.subject YERSINIA-PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS
dc.subject ZOONOTIC BACTERIA
dc.subject WATERFOWL
dc.subject CONSUMERS
dc.subject MEAT
dc.subject 11832 Microbiology and virology
dc.subject 416 Food Science
dc.title Hunted game birds - Carriers of foodborne pathogens en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Food Hygiene and Environmental Health
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki One Health (HOH)
dc.contributor.organization Veterinary Environmental Hygiene Research Group
dc.contributor.organization Departments of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Veterinary Biosciences
dc.contributor.organization Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa / Principal Investigator
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2021.103768
dc.relation.issn 0740-0020
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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