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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPING PROCESSING INTERVENTION TECHNOLOGIES

Location: Food Safety and Intervention Technologies

Title: Behavior of Yersinian enteriocolitica in foods

Authors
item Bari, Md. Latiful -
item Hossain, M. Anwar -
item Isshiki, Kenji -
item Ukuku, Dike

Submitted to: Journal of Pathogens
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: July 20, 2011
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
Citation: Bari, M., Hossain, M., Isshiki, K., Ukuku, D.O. 2011. Behavior of Yersinian enteriocolitica in foods. Journal of Pathogens. 420732:1-13.

Technical Abstract: Yersinia enterocolitica, a zoonotic pathogen that causes yersiniosis in humans and animals, is discussed. The prevalence in foods and infection of this pathogen to humans and animals was investigated, and most of the biochemical tests used to biogroup Y. enterocolitica stated. In this study, the possible route of transmission, and conditions necessary for survival and growth in food system was discussed. Similarly, the effect of preservatives and /or disinfectants for inactivation of this pathogen in food including the effect of pH and temperature was investigated. Finally, the use of genotyping to identify and characterize Y. enterocolitica was discussed. It is concluded that an improved methodology for detection and characterization of this pathogen is needed to effectively distinguish genotype among strains isolated from humans and food system.

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