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ARTICLES Copyright© 2009, International Association for Food Protection 6200 Aurora Ave., Suite 200W, Des Moines, IA 50322-2864 Food Protection Trends, Vol. 29, No. 11, Pages 780–786 Prevalence and Risk Factor Investigation of Campylobacter Species in Retail Ground Beef from Alberta, Canada SHERRY J. HANNON,1* G. DOUGLAS INGLIS,2 BRENDA ALLAN,3 CHERYL WALDNER,1 MARGARET L. RUSSELL,4 ANDREW POTTER,3 LORNE A. BABIUK3 and HUGH G.G. TOWNSEND1, 3 Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4, Canada; 2Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Lethbridge Research Centre), 5403–1st Ave. S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4B1, Canada; 3Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, 120 Veterinary Road, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5E3, Canada; 4Dept. of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada ABSTRACT Campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported (notifiable) bacterial enteric disease in Alberta, Canada.The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of Campylobacter species in retail ground beef based on a survey of 60 stores (four supermarket chains, three cities) in southern Alberta. None of the 1,200 retail lean and regular ground beef packages were culture positive. Direct PCR results from a subset of samples (n = 142) indicated that 46% of packages tested were positive for Campylobacter DNA. By species, 14.8% (21/142), 26.8% (38/142) and 1.4% (2/142) of packages were PCR positive for C. jejuni, C. coli and C. hyointestinalis DNA, respectively.The presence of campylobacters varied depending on the dates of collection. However, type of package (regular or lean), whether the store cut/packaged poultry in the meat department, type of meat used as the beef source (market trim, coarse grind tubes or a combination of these), whether meat portions were previously frozen, and package weight were not associated with the odds of finding Campylobacter spp. DNA by use of PCR. The high levels of Campylobacter DNA in the beef suggest that breaks in food safety protocols within slaughter plants, processors or grocery stores could have potentially important public health repercussions. A peer-reviewed article * Author for correspondence: Phone: 403.938.5151; Fax: 403.938.5175 Email: sherryh@feedlothealth.com 780 FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS | NOVEMBER 2009
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Food Protection Trends - November 2009
Contents
Sustaining Members
Vickie’s View from Your President
Commentary from the Executive Director
Prevalence and Risk Factor Investigation of Campylobacter Species in Retail Ground Beef from Alberta, Canada
Consumer Storage Period and Temperature for Peanut Butter and Their Effects on Survival of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7
General Interest Paper – History of Consumer Food Safety Education Focus on Beef: Impact on Risk of Foodborne Illness
Award Nominations
New Members
What’s Happening in Food Safety
Industry Products
Coming Events
Advertising Index
Journal of Food Protection Table of Contents
Audiovisual Library Order Form
Booklet Order Form
Membership Application
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Food Protection Trends - November 2009 - Vickie’s View from Your President
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Food Protection Trends - November 2009 - Commentary from the Executive Director
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Food Protection Trends - November 2009 - Prevalence and Risk Factor Investigation of Campylobacter Species in Retail Ground Beef from Alberta, Canada
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Food Protection Trends - November 2009 - Consumer Storage Period and Temperature for Peanut Butter and Their Effects on Survival of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7
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Food Protection Trends - November 2009 - General Interest Paper – History of Consumer Food Safety Education Focus on Beef: Impact on Risk of Foodborne Illness
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