Bacterial quality and safety of raw beef : A comparison between Finland and Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Osemwowa, Etinosa
dc.contributor.author Omoruyi, Iyekhoetin Matthew
dc.contributor.author Kurittu, Paula
dc.contributor.author Heikinheimo, Annamari
dc.contributor.author Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-02T08:56:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-02T08:56:02Z
dc.date.issued 2021-12
dc.identifier.citation Osemwowa , E , Omoruyi , I M , Kurittu , P , Heikinheimo , A & Fredriksson-Ahomaa , M 2021 , ' Bacterial quality and safety of raw beef : A comparison between Finland and Nigeria ' , Food Microbiology , vol. 100 , 103860 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2021.103860
dc.identifier.other PURE: 168104500
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000687962500015
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6559-5442/work/99385378
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6129-8854/work/99386333
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333937
dc.description.abstract Beef can easily be contaminated with bacteria during the meat production chain. In this work, we studied the contamination levels of mesophilic aerobic bacteria (MAB) and thermotolerant coliform bacteria (TCB) on raw beef surfaces from small shops in Helsinki, Finland and meat markets in Benin City, Nigeria. We also investigated the prevalence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Listeria, and cephalosporin-resistant E. coli (CREC). In total, one hundred unpacked raw beef samples from Finland and Nigeria were collected in 2019. The median MAB and TCB counts were significantly (P < 0.001) higher on beef from Nigeria than from Finland. The median MAB and TCB counts in Nigeria were 7.5 and 4.0 log10 cfu/cm2, respectively, and 6.5 and 2.8 log10 cfu/cm2 in Finland, respectively. Most (94%) Nigerian samples were unacceptable according to limits set by the EU. Beef samples from meat markets in Benin City were significantly (P < 0.05) more frequently contaminated with Salmonella, STEC, and CREC than beef samples from small shops in Helsinki. Salmonella, STEC, and CREC were isolated from 30, 36, and 96% of Nigerian samples, respectively, and from 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 Beef
dc.subject Bacterial contamination
dc.subject Mesophilic aerobic bacteria (MAB)
dc.subject Thermotolerant coliform bacteria (TCB)
dc.subject Foodborne pathogens
dc.subject Cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli (CREC)
dc.subject Detection
dc.subject SOUTH-AFRICA
dc.subject 416 Food Science
dc.subject 11832 Microbiology and virology
dc.title Bacterial quality and safety of raw beef : A comparison between Finland and Nigeria en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Departments of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Food Hygiene and Environmental Health
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki One Health (HOH)
dc.contributor.organization Zoonotic Antimicrobial Resistance
dc.contributor.organization Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa / Principal Investigator
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2021.103860
dc.relation.issn 0740-0020
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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