Foodborne Outbreaks of Microbial Infection from Fresh Produce in Europe And North America: A Systematic Review of Data from This Millennium

Aiyedun, Susanna, Onarinde, Bukola, Swainson, Mark and Dixon, Ron (2020) Foodborne Outbreaks of Microbial Infection from Fresh Produce in Europe And North America: A Systematic Review of Data from This Millennium. International Journal of Food Science and Technology . ISSN 0950-5423

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.14884

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Abstract

This study focuses on foodborne outbreaks of microbial infection associated with fresh
produce in Europe and North America from this millennium. A total of 277 outbreaks with
44,524 individual cases were identified. Foodborne pathogens associated with the most
outbreak frequency include Cryptosporidium (20.5%) in Europe and Salmonella (52.2%) in
North America although Norovirus (54.3%) and Salmonella (61.3%) were associated with the
number of cases in Europe and North America respectively. Vegetables were the most
implicated fresh produce category with outbreak frequencies of 34.1% in Europe and 47.4%
in North America. Increased consumption of fresh produce in Europe and North America, as
measures to improve diets correlates with the increased fresh produce related outbreaks of
microbial infection. This systematic review suggests the need for more rapid methodologies
for traceback investigations in order to determine trends and epicentres of foodborne
infections related to fresh produce.

Keywords:Foodborne outbreaks, fresh produce, microbial infections, pathogens.
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C500 Microbiology
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:43079
Deposited On:23 Nov 2020 11:27

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