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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:41 AM

File Name: Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-borne parasites

File Submitter: Tony-C

File Submitted: 04 Jul 2014

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Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-borne parasites - Joint FAO/WHO Microbiological Risk Assessment

The global ranking of food-borne parasites by “importance” and their primary food vehicle in descending order was:

Taenia solium – Pork
Echinococcus granulosus – Fresh produce
Echinococcus multilocularis – Fresh produce
Toxoplasma gondii – Meat from small ruminants, pork, beef, game (red meat and organs)
Cryptosporidium spp. – Fresh produce, fruit juice, milk
Entamoeba histolytica – Fresh produce
Trichinella spiralis – Pork
Opisthorchiidae – Freshwater fish
Ascaris spp. – Fresh produce
Trypanosoma cruzi – Fruit juices
Giardia duodenalis – Fresh produce
Fasciola spp. – Fresh produce (aquatic plants)
Cyclospora cayetanensis – Berries, fresh produce
Paragonimus spp. – Freshwater crustaceans
Trichuris trichiura – Fresh produce
Trichinella spp. – Game meat (wild boar, crocodile, bear, walrus, etc.)
Anisakidae – Salt water fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods
Balantidium coli – Fresh produce
Taenia saginata – Beef
Toxocara spp. – Fresh produce
Sarcocystis spp. – Beef and pork
Heterophyidae – Fresh and brackish water fish
Diphyllobothriidae – Fresh and salt water fish
Spirometra spp. – Fish, reptiles and amphibians

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Posted 28 January 2024 - 08:35 PM

The FDA Appendix 1 lists Cyclospora as a hazard in fruits. Does anyone require their supplier to test for this and include on the COA? If not, how are you handling the risk in fruits that are not heat treated? 



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