Quantitative risk assessment of human salmonellosis through consumption of pork in Belgium: a modular risk model

K. Grijspeerdt, W. Messens, Kaatje Bollaerts, P. van Dessel, L. Delhalle, Dominiek Maes, Ides Boone, K. Mintiens, K. Mintiens, K. Mintiens
2007 International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork   unpublished
As Salmonella Typhimurium (STM) is the major source of human salmonellosis in Belgium , a quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to evaluate the hea lth risks associated with the consumption of minced pork meat con taminated with STM in Belgium was initiated. The QMRA model describes the chain from farm-to-fork, dividing the exposure pathway into several modules (1) primary production, (2) transport & holding , (3) slaughter & processing , (4) distribution & storage and (5) consumer.
more » ... fresh and frozen minced meat products prepared at home are considered and human illness is estimated for both inadequately cooking and cross-contamination during prepa ration . Data relevant to the Belgian situation was incorporated into the model where available , international and literature data was used otherwise . First baseline results of the model are presented and the impact of some scenarios was investigated . These first resul ts show that there seems to be more potential in reducing the STM load on the carcasses , rather then reducing the prevalence . Safopork 2007 -Verona (Italy) Session 1: Risk assessment, nd Public h <tlth S fepork 2007 -Varona (ltnly) Sosston 1: R1sk assessment nd Publo h llh
doi:10.31274/safepork-180809-31 fatcat:ypepnlztvfff7mq3k55ikozoza