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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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