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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 73(4): 781-790, Jul.-Aug. 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1285278

ABSTRACT

The objective of the present study was to Standardize a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) protocol for the authentication of bovine and buffalo milk, and to detect the presence of Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. For this, the target DNA was extracted, mixed, and subjected to a PCR assay. Milk samples were defrauded and experimentally contaminated with microorganisms to assess the detection of target DNA at different times of cultivation, bacterial titers, and concentration of genetic material. In addition, the protocol was tested with DNA extracted directly from food, without a pre-enrichment step. The proposed quadruplex PCR showed good accuracy in identifying target DNA sequences. It was possible to simultaneously identify all DNA sequences at the time of inoculation (0h), when the samples were contaminated with 2 CFU/250mL and with 6h of culture when the initial inoculum was 1 CFU/250mL. It was also possible to directly detect DNA sequences from the food when it was inoculated with 3 CFU/mL bacteria. Thus, the proposed methodology showed satisfactory performance, optimization of the analysis time, and a potential for the detection of microorganisms at low titers, which can be used for the detection of fraud and contamination.


O objetivo do presente estudo foi padronizar um protocolo de reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR) para a autenticação de leite bovino e bubalino e a detecção da presença de Salmonella spp. e Listeria monocytogenes. Para isso, o DNA-alvo foi extraído, misturado e submetido ao ensaio de PCR. Amostras de leite foram fraudadas e contaminadas experimentalmente com os micro-organismos, para se avaliar a detecção do DNA-alvo em diferentes tempos de cultivo, os títulos bacterianos e a concentração de material genético. Além disso, o protocolo foi testado com DNA extraído diretamente do alimento, sem a etapa de pré-enriquecimento. A PCR quadriplex proposta mostrou boa precisão na identificação de sequências de DNA-alvo. Foi possível identificar simultaneamente todas as sequências de DNA no momento da inoculação (0h), quando as amostras estavam contaminadas com 2 UFC/250mL, e com seis horas de cultura, quando o inóculo inicial foi de 1 UFC/250mL. Também foi possível detectar diretamente as sequências de DNA do alimento quando este foi inoculado com 3 UFC/mL de bactérias. Dessa forma, a metodologia proposta apresentou desempenho satisfatório, otimização do tempo de análise e potencial para detecção de micro-organismos em baixos títulos, podendo ser utilizada para detecção de fraude e contaminação.


Subject(s)
Animals , Cattle , Salmonella/isolation & purification , Buffaloes , Milk/microbiology , Fraud/prevention & control , Listeria monocytogenes/isolation & purification , Food Safety/methods , Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction/veterinary
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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 73(2): 487-494, Mar.-Apr. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1248939

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different periods of pre-slaughter fasting (F1: 2 to 24 hours and F2: 48 to 72 hours) on the counts of hygiene indicator microorganisms and the presence of Salmonella spp. in carcasses of bullfrogs. Two different stages of the slaughter process were analyzed: after bleeding (A) and after the final carcasses cleaning (B). Samples from each fasting period were analyzed to count hygiene indicator microorganisms (n=30) and Salmonella spp. (n=140). For aerobic mesophilic microorganisms, the variation in fasting periods caused a reduction of 0.69 log10 CFU / g (P<0.05) in F2 when compared to F1 at point B of the slaughter. Coliforms at 35º C and Escherichia coli showed no differences (P >0.05) between the fasting analyzed periods. Considering the presence of E. coli, it was observed that F2 resulted in a reduction of 30% (P<0.05) positivity on point B. For Salmonella spp., the results showed that F2 contributed to an 11.5% reduction in the presence of this bacteria at point B. (P<0.05). Therefore, it is concluded that 48 to 72 hours of pre-slaughter fasting resulted in a positive impact on the microbiological quality of bullfrog carcasses.(AU)


O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a influência de diferentes períodos de jejum pré-abate (F1: duas a 24 horas e F2: 48 a 72 horas) nas contagens de micro-organismos indicadores de higiene e na presença de Salmonella spp. em carcaças de rãs-touro. Foram analisadas duas etapas do processo de abate: após a sangria (A) e após a toalete final da carcaça (B). As amostras de cada período de jejum foram utilizadas para contagem de indicadores de higiene (n = 30) e Salmonella spp. (n = 140). Para aeróbios mesófilos, a variação no tempo de jejum causou uma redução de 0,69 log10 UFC/g (P<0,05) em F2 quando comparado a F1 na etapa B do abate. Os coliformes a 35ºC e Escherichia coli não apresentaram diferenças (P>0,05) entre os dois períodos de jejum analisados. Considerando a presença de E. coli, F2 resultou em uma redução de 30% (P<0,05) de positividade na etapa B. Para Salmonella spp., os resultados mostraram que F2 contribuiu para uma redução de 11,5% na presença desse micro-organismo na etapa B. Portanto, conclui-se que 48 a 72 horas de jejum pré-abate tiveram um impacto positivo na qualidade microbiológica das carcaças de rã-touro.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Rana catesbeiana/microbiology , Salmonella/isolation & purification , Food Hygiene , Escherichia coli/isolation & purification , Food Safety , Fasting , Animal Culling
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Rev. argent. salud publica ; 13: 1-11, 5/02/2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS, ARGMSAL | ID: biblio-1248160

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INTRODUCCIÓN: El arsénico (As) se encuentra ampliamente distribuido en la naturaleza. Los compuestos de As inorgánico (iAs) son los más tóxicos y están clasificados como agentes cancerígenos, que ocasionan múltiples efectos negativos sobre la salud. El objetivo fue describir el problema de inocuidad debido a la presencia de As en alimentos, que reviste interés para las decisiones de gestión de riesgos. MÉTODOS: Se realizó el Perfil de Riesgo de As en agua y alimentos mediante la revisión de más de 100 documentos científicos y normativa relacionada. RESULTADOS: La exposición humana al As se da principalmente por la ingesta de agua y alimentos. Argentina presenta vastas zonas con aguas con altas concentraciones de As, superiores al límite recomendado de 0,01 mg/L. En alimentos, pescados y mariscos, arroz y algas marinas tienen naturalmente los niveles más altos de As. Además, durante su procesamiento, habría interconversión entre especies arsenicales y variaciones en sus concentraciones. DISCUSIÓN: La ingesta de As en Argentina suscita una preocupación de Salud Pública. Es crucial continuar ampliando y profundizando las investigaciones para tener un conocimiento certero del contenido de As en diferentes matrices alimenticias y del efecto del procesamiento tecnológico y culinario sobre la especiación y concentración. Se podrán elaborar así informes fehacientes, que permitan a los organismos pertinentes tomar medidas preventivas y decisiones de mejora con visión a futuro


Subject(s)
Water Quality , Risk Assessment , Food Safety
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Rev. argent. salud publica ; 13: 1-7, 5/02/2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS, ARGMSAL | ID: biblio-1342308

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INTRODUCCIÓN: La manipulación de alimentos dentro del ámbito hospitalario juega un papel crucial en la cadena causal de enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos. Actualmente no existe información sobre conocimientos, prácticas y valoraciones de los manipuladores de alimentos a nivel local. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar a los manipuladores de alimentos de hospitales públicos de la provincia de Buenos Aires y su asociación con características sociodemográficas, laborales y de capacitación. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal analítico. Se envió una encuesta virtual a los hospitales públicos de la provincia para que fuera distribuida a todos los manipuladores de alimentos. Se relevaron datos sociodemográficos, laborales y de capacitación. Se evaluaron conocimientos y prácticas mediante preguntas de opción múltiple y se indagaron valoraciones personales sobre su trabajo. RESULTADOS: La encuesta fue completada por 561 manipuladores de 56 hospitales. Más del 80% había recibido algún tipo de capacitación. El 22,9% presentó conocimientos suficientes y el 15,3%, prácticas adecuadas. La valoración de prácticas adecuadas se asoció a mayor antigüedad, servicios tercerizados y a la realización de 5 o más capacitaciones en servicio. La escasez de elementos de trabajo y la infraestructura inadecuada fueron las principales barreras. DISCUSIÓN: La realización de capacitaciones en servicio y la presencia de personal con mayor antigüedad podrían mejorar la manipulación de alimento.


Subject(s)
Food Safety , Foodborne Diseases , Food Services
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880373

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND@#Food safety and hygiene are currently a global health apprehension especially in unindustrialized countries as a result of increasing food-borne diseases (FBDs) and accompanying deaths. This study aimed at assessing knowledge, attitude, and hygiene practices (KAP) of food safety among street-cooked food handlers (SCFHs) in North Dayi District, Ghana.@*METHODS@#This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted on 407 SCFHs in North Dayi District, Ghana. The World Health Organization's Five Keys to Safer Food for food handlers and a pretested structured questionnaire were adapted for data collection among stationary SCFHs along principal streets. Significant parameters such as educational status, average monthly income, registered SCFHs, and food safety training course were used in bivariate and multivariate logistic regression models to calculate the power of the relationships observed.@*RESULTS@#The majority 84.3% of SCFHs were female and 56.0% had not attended a food safety training course. This study showed that 67.3%, 58.2%, and 62.9% of SCFHs had good levels of KAP of food safety, respectively. About 87.2% showed a good attitude of separating uncooked and prepared meal before storage. Good knowledge of food safety was 2 times higher among registered SCFHs compared to unregistered [cOR=1.64, p=0.032]. SCFHs with secondary education were 4 times good at hygiene practices of food safety likened to no education [aOR=4.06, p=0.003]. Above GHc1500 average monthly income earners were 5 times good at hygiene practices of food safety compared to below GHc500 [aOR=4.89, p=0.006]. Registered SCFHs were 8 times good at hygiene practice of food safety compared to unregistered [aOR=7.50, p<0.001]. The odd for good hygiene practice of food safety was 6 times found among SCFHs who had training on food safety courses likened to those who had not [aOR=5.97, p<0.001].@*CONCLUSIONS@#Over half of the SCFHs had good levels of KAP of food safety. Registering as SCFH was significantly associated with good knowledge and hygiene practices of food safety. Therefore, our results may present an imperative foundation for design to increase food safety and hygiene practice in the district, region, and beyond.


Subject(s)
Adult , Attitude , Cooking/methods , Cross-Sectional Studies , Female , Food Safety , Ghana , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Humans , Hygiene , Male , Middle Aged , Socioeconomic Factors , Young Adult
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888618

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BACKGROUND@#Food handlers can play a vital role into reducing foodborne diseases by adopting appropriate food handling and sanitation practices in working plants. This study aimed to assess the factors associated with food safety knowledge and practices among meat handlers who work at butcher shops in Bangladesh.@*METHODS@#A cross-sectional study was conducted among 300 meat handlers from January to March, 2021. Data were collected through in-person interviews using a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of three parts; socio-demographic characteristics, assessments of food safety knowledge, and food safety practices. A multiple logistic regression model was used to identify the factors associated with food safety knowledge and practices.@*RESULTS@#Only 20% [95% confidence interval, (CI) 15.7-24.7] and 16.3% (95% CI 12.3-20.7) of the respondents demonstrated good levels of food safety knowledge and practices, respectively. The factors associated with good levels of food safety knowledge were: having a higher secondary education [adjusted odds ratio (AOR) = 4.57, 95% CI 1.11-18.76], income above 25,000 BDT/month (AOR = 10.52, 95% CI 3.43-32.26), work experience of > 10 years (AOR = 9.31, 95% CI 1.92-45.09), ≥ 8 h per day of work (AOR = 6.14, 95% CI 2.69-13.10), employed on a daily basis (AOR = 4.05, 95% CI 1.16-14.14), and having food safety training (AOR = 8.98 95% CI 2.16-37.32). Good food safety knowledge (AOR = 5.68, 95% CI 2.33-13.87) and working ≥ 8 h per day (AOR = 8.44, 95% CI 3.11-22.91) were significantly associated with a good level of food safety practice.@*CONCLUSIONS@#Poor knowledge and practices regarding food safety were found among Bangladeshi meat handlers. Findings may help public health professionals and practitioners develop targeted strategies to improve food safety knowledge and practices among this population. Such strategies may include education and sensitization on good food safety practices.


Subject(s)
Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Bangladesh , Female , Food Handling/statistics & numerical data , Food Safety/methods , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Humans , Meat , Middle Aged , Young Adult
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922194

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly becoming a threat to global public health, not least in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where it is contributing to longer treatment for illnesses, use of higher generation drugs, more expenditure on antimicrobials, and increased deaths attributed to what should be treatable diseases. Some of the known causes of AMR include misuse and overuse of antimicrobials in both humans and animals, unnecessary use of antimicrobials in animals as growth promoters, and lack of awareness among the public on how to protect antimicrobials. As a result, resistant organisms are circulating in the wider environment, and there is a need to consider the One Health approach to minimise the continuing development of AMR. Environmental Health, specifically water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), waste management, and food hygiene and safety, are key components of One Health needed to prevent the spread of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms particularly in LMICs and reduce the AMR threat to global public health. The key Environmental Health practices in the prevention of AMR include: (1) adequate WASH through access and consumption of safe water; suitable containment, treatment and disposal of human excreta and other wastewater including from health facilities; good personal hygiene practices such as washing hands with soap at critical times to prevent the spread of resistant microorganisms, and contraction of illnesses which may require antimicrobial treatment; (2) proper disposal of solid waste, including the disposal of unused and expired antimicrobials to prevent their unnecessary exposure to microorganisms in the environment; and (3) ensuring proper food hygiene and safety practices, such as sale and consumption of animal products in which adequate antimicrobial withdrawal periods have been observed, and growing vegetables on unpolluted soil. Environmental Health is therefore crucial in the prevention of infectious diseases that would require antimicrobials, reducing the spread of resistant organisms, and exposure to antimicrobial residues in LMICs. Working with other professionals in One Health, Environmental Health Practitioners have a key role in reducing the spread of AMR including health education and promotion, surveillance, enforcement of legislation, and research.


Subject(s)
Developing Countries , Disease Transmission, Infectious/prevention & control , Drug Resistance, Microbial , Environmental Health/standards , Food Safety , Health Personnel/standards , Humans , Hygiene/standards , Role , Sanitation/standards , Waste Management/standards
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 3151-3161, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921413

ABSTRACT

Listeria monocytogenes is an important food-borne pathogen. The distribution and survival of L. monocytogenes are related to its ability to form biofilms. Biofilms are resistant to adverse environments, and bacteria separated from the biofilms may lead to persistent food contaminations. The formation, maturation and structure of biofilms depend on a variety of external and internal factors, among which a variety of regulatory mechanisms play important roles. This review summarizes the regulatory mechanisms (including intracellular, intercellular and interspecific interactions) involved in the biofilm formation of L. monocytogenes in order to control the biofilm formation in food processing environments, thus providing new intervention strategy for food safety.


Subject(s)
Biofilms , Food Contamination , Food Safety , Listeria monocytogenes
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Arq. Inst. Biol ; 88: e00212020, 2021.
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1349023

ABSTRACT

The consumption of meat and meat products can pose consumers into risk due to the presence of biological hazards that can cause foodborne diseases. Thus, this study aimed to compare the microbiological quality of illegal and inspected salami sold in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. For this purpose, 80 salami samples (40 illegal and 40 inspected) were purchased and their microbiological quality was assessed according to the protocol established by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. All samples were considered as acceptable for consumption according to the Brazilian law. However, the samples of illegal salami were significantly higher contaminated with bacteria belonging to the genus Staphylococcus (p = 0.002) and had a higher trend to be contaminated with total coliforms (p = 0.08) and thermotolerant ones (p = 0.07) compared to inspected salami. Salmonella spp. and coagulase-positive Staphylococcus were not detected. In conclusion, although all samples were considered as safe for consumption, illegal salami had a worse microbiological quality when compared to inspected ones.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Staphylococcus/pathogenicity , Meat/microbiology , Meat Products , Salmonella , Bacteria , Health Surveillance , Food Quality , Public Health , Commerce , Food Safety , Foodborne Diseases
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Arq. Inst. Biol ; 88: e00152020, 2021. tab, mapas
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1348969

ABSTRACT

Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis of reproductive nature that is transmitted to humans mainly by ingestion of undercooked meat or drinking oocyte-contaminated water. The slaughter of small ruminants in clandestine slaughterhouses and the presence of companion animals in these locations may be epidemiologically important for the dissemination of the disease. The objective of the present study was to determine toxoplasmosis prevalence by researching anti- Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in meat sheep herds from farms in Teresina microregion, Piauí, Brazil. A total of 450 blood samples were collected from sheep of both sexes, belonging to 28 herds from the 14 municipalities that comprise the microregion. The samples were analyzed by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and the presence of anti-T. gondii antibodies was observed in 62% (279/450) of the animals in all the municipalities and on at least one farm in each municipality. The high occurrence of positive animals is an indication of reproductive problems in these herds, characterizing a problem for both sheep rearing and public health.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Sheep , Zoonoses , Toxoplasmosis , Communicable Diseases/parasitology , Ruminants , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Cross-Sectional Studies , Abattoirs , Food Safety , Animals, Domestic
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Acta sci. vet. (Impr.) ; 49: Pub. 1835, 2021. mapa, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1363707

ABSTRACT

The artisanal goat coalho cheese is one of the products obtained that stand out in the dairy goat farming of the Northeast of Brazil. Despite its importance, goat cheese is often made under inadequate hygienic-sanitary conditions and usually uses raw goat's milk, increasing the risk of product contamination. Among the pathogens carried by goat coalho cheese, Staphylococcus aureus stands out, being responsible for cases of food poisoning and persistent infections that are difficult to treat. This study aimed to evaluate the contamination, genotypic and phenotypic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from artisanal coalho cheese made with goat milk produced in the Northeast region of Brazil. This study analyzed only artisanal coalho cheeses made with raw goat's milk and purchased directly from farms. Twelve samples of artisanal coalho cheeses made with raw goat's milk were collected (1 sample per property) in 8 municipalities in the state of Pernambuco, Northeast region of Brazil. For microbiological analysis of enumeration of Colony Forming Units (CFU/g) of Staphylococcus spp. the methodology recommended by the International Organization for Standardization (2019) and recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply was used. After enumeration, 5 colonies were selected per enumerated plate, a total of 180 Staphylococcus spp. was obtained. These were subjected to thermal extraction of genetic material to search for the nuc gene by Polymerase Chain Reaction, the isolates carrying the nuc gene were subjected to genotypic and phenotypic evaluation of antimicrobial resistance. After the phenotypic analysis, the Multiple Antimicrobial Resistance Index was evaluated. In all samples, Staphylococcus spp. and were considered unfit for consumption, with the lowest count being 9.4x103 CFU/g and the highest 6.4x106 CFU /g. Of the 180 isolates, 28.34% (51/180) were positive for the detection of the nuc gene. All resistance genes except mecA, mecC, and norB were detected. Of the 51 S. aureus isolates, 31.37% (16/51) were considered multi-resistant and presented a Multiple Antimicrobial Resistance Index above 0.2. After microbiological analysis it was found that all samples of coalho cheese were out of standards and unfit for human consumption in accordance with Ordinance no 146/1996 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil. Furthermore, the contamination of goat coalho cheeses is a risk to public health. During sample collection were found inadequate hygiene conditions in the environment used for cheese production. The presence of Staphylococcus aureus can be attributed to hygienic-sanitary failures in cheese production. From a health point of view, it is even more alarming when it comes to S. aureus carrying resistance genes. Although the 51 S. aureus isolates did not carry the mecA, mecC, norB genes and did not show phenotypic resistance to cefoxitin and oxacillin, all other genes were detected, indicating the circulation of S. aureus carrying the tet(L) genes, tet(M), tet-38, msrA, norA, and norC, which so far had not been reported in the production chain of goat coalho cheese in Brazil. Furthermore, the evaluation of the Multiple Antimicrobial Resistance Index identified the occurrence of multiple resistance to antimicrobials in 31.37% (16/51) of S. aureus at high risk to human health. The results obtained are quite worrying and serve as a warning to the scientific community and the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services.(AU)


Subject(s)
Staphylococcus aureus/isolation & purification , Cheese/microbiology , Identity and Quality Standard for Products and Services , Food Safety , Foodborne Diseases/microbiology
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 378-383, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878568

ABSTRACT

In recent years, to solve the increasingly prominent problem of the contradiction between human social development and environmental resources, artificial meat has appeared in public view more and more. Generally speaking, the artificial meat can be divided into vegetable protein meat and cell cultured meat. Among them, vegetable protein meat has gradually begun to be commercialized, and cell cultured meat is cultured with animal cells, which is more similar to the real meat. Based on the analysis of the essence of cell cultured meat, we explore the positive significance of cell cultured meat technology for the meat production industry, consumer groups, and the sustainable development of mankind in the future. From the perspective of bioethics, the research, development and production of cell cultured meat can help ensure the sustainable development of human society, improve animal welfare, reduce resource demand, improve the nutritional function of meat products, and provide new growth points for the development of other industries. In addition, the ethical risks of food safety, technology abuse and technical supervision involved in cell cultured meat production are put forward for deep consideration, hoping to provide reference for the sustainable development of artificial meat industry from the perspective of bioethics.


Subject(s)
Animal Welfare , Animals , Food Safety , Humans , Meat , Meat Products
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Rev. Inst. Adolfo Lutz ; 79: 1-6, 31 mar. 2020. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP, CONASS, SESSP-ACVSES, SESSP-IALPROD, SES-SP, SESSP-IALACERVO | ID: biblio-1342784

ABSTRACT

O açúcar de coco vem se tornando popular no Brasil e no mundo devido às alegações nutricionais de ser um adoçante natural e mais saudável em relação a outros açúcares. Sua produção ocorre de forma artesanal a partir da extração da seiva do floema da inflorescência da palmeira. Este trabalho teve por objetivo analisar microscopicamente a identidade e a presença de matérias estranhas em amostras de açúcar de coco, bem como verificar sua conformidade em relação às legislações sanitárias brasileiras. Foram analisadas 13 amostras comerciais de açúcar de coco da cidade de São Paulo quanto aos ensaios de pesquisa e identificação de elementos histológicos e pesquisa de matérias estranhas. A identificação de elementos histológicos vegetais revelou a presença de amidos morfologicamente semelhantes ao padrão de Tr iti c um sp. (trigo), Manihot sp. (mandioca) e Oryza sativa (arroz), além de amidos alterados. Também foram encontrados elementos histológicos vegetais compatíveis com padrão de Saccharum officinarum (cana-de-açúcar) e de Cocos nucifera (coco). Todas as amostras analisadas continham matérias estranhas com predomínio de fragmentos de insetos em 100% delas. Os resultados do estudo indicam falhas nas Boas Práticas de produção do açúcar de coco e a necessidade da adequação deste produto em relação às normas vigentes. (AU)


Coconut sugar has become popular in Brazil and worldwide due to the nutritional claims of being a natural and healthier sweetener compared to other sugars. Its production takes places in an artisanal way from the extraction of phloem sap from the inflorescence of the palm. The aim of this work was to microscopically analyze the identity and the presence of foreign matter in samples of coconut sugar, as well as to verify its compliance with Brazilian health legislation. Thirteen commercial samples of coconut sugar from the city of São Paulo were analyzed for the research and identification of histological elements and foreign matter. The identification of vegetable histological elements revealed the presence of starches morphologically similar to the Tr iti c um sp. (wheat), Manihot sp. (cassava) and Oryza sativa (rice) pattern, besides altered starches. Vegetable histological elements compatible with the Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) and Cocos nucifera (coconut) pattern were also found. All samples analyzed contained foreign matter with predominance of insect fragments in 100% of the samples. The results of the study indicate flaws in the Good Practices for the production of coconut sugar and the need to adapt this product to current standards. (AU)


Subject(s)
Quality Control , Health Surveillance , Brazil , Good Manufacturing Practices , Sugars , Food Safety , Food Analysis , Fraud , Foods Containing Coconut
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Ciênc. Saúde Colet ; 25(3): 805-816, mar. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089485

ABSTRACT

Resumo O estudo visou desenvolver um Instrumento Quantitativo para Inspeção Sanitária (IQIS) em serviços de alimentação e nutrição de grande porte no Brasil. Utilizou-se a tecnologia de inspeção, no Modelo de Avaliação do Risco Potencial (MARP) e legislação sanitária brasileira. Estruturaram-se 12 dimensões, 41 módulos, 57 indicadores de controle de riscos (críticos/não críticos), numa escala de 0-5, totalizando 1.512 índices com codificação de respostas fechadas. O IQIS foi validado com o Coeficiente de Kappa, com excelente concordância para atributos de clareza e relevância (k = 0,82 e k = 0,92) e boa concordância para o atributo aplicabilidade (k = 0,78). O teste de Kruskal-Wallis mostrou inexistir diferença significativa entre as avaliações (p = 0,423), o Coeficiente de Correlação Intraclasse foi satisfatório (CCI = 0,53), o Alpha de Cronbach (α = 0,71) aceitável. O resultado final possibilitou classificar o serviço como tendo risco sanitário inaceitável. Considera-se o IQIS com conteúdo validado, tendo confiabilidade e reprodutibilidade para avaliação higiênico-sanitária, sendo uma inovação tecnológica para serviços de alimentação e nutrição e vigilância sanitária, possibilitando inspeção detalhada e rigorosa.


Abstract The study aimed to develop a Quantitative Health Inspection Instrument (IQIS) large-sized Brazilian food and nutrition services. The inspection technology based on the Potential Risk Assessment Model (MARP) and the Brazilian Health Legislation was used. Twelve dimensions, 41 modules, and 57 risk control (critical/non-critical) indicators were structured on a scale of 0-5, totalling 1,512 indices with closed-ended response coding. The IQIS was validated with the Kappa Coefficient, with excellent agreement for the attributes of clarity and relevance (k = 0.82 and k = 0.92) and good agreement for applicability (k = 0.78). The Kruskal-Wallis test showed no statistically significant difference between the assessments (p = 0.423), the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient was satisfactory (ICC = 0.53), and Cronbach's Alpha (α = 0.71) was acceptable. The final result made it possible to classify the service as having an unacceptable health risk. IQIS is considered to have validated content, be reliable and reproducible to assess the hygienic-sanitary conditions, being a technological innovation for food and nutrition services and sanitary, allowing a detailed and rigorous inspection.


Subject(s)
Humans , Food Safety/methods , Food Services/standards , Brazil , Risk Assessment , Evaluation Studies as Topic
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Arq. Inst. Biol ; 87: e0032020, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1130088

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In order to characterize the milk production chain and study the dairy herd health in the city of Codó, state of Maranhão, Brazil, a checklist was applied and tests were carried out to detect clinical and subclinical mastitis using mastitis test strip cup and the California mastitis test (CMT), from June to August 2019, in 295 dairy cows from 20 farms. Water and milk samples were collected for microbiological analysis. It was observed that herdsmen do not have adequate knowledge about good agricultural practices. As for milking, only 60% are performed in corrals with coverage, and as for the floor, 60% are made of clay and 40% are made of concrete. In 35% of the properties, the water used in milking management comes from wells and the rest from dams. Pre and postdipping practices, CMT, mastitis strip cup test and the adoption of a mastitis control program are not carried out on any of the properties Two cows tested positive for subclinical mastitis and one cow tested positive for tuberculosis. In the microbiological analysis of the milk, a high count of total coliforms and thermotolerants was obtained, with values between 23 to > 1,100 MPN/mL and < 3.0 to > 1,100 MPN/mL, respectively. The presence of coagulase positive staphylococci was also observed in 25% of the samples. The water samples also showed high contamination by total coliforms between 4.1 to > 2.419.6 MPN/mL and 40% showed the presence of Escherichia coli. These results reflect the need for more investments in technical assistance and technical training for these producers.(AU)


Este estudo teve como objetivo caracterizar a cadeia produtiva do leite e estudar a sanidade do rebanho leiteiro do município de Codó, estado do Maranhão, Brasil, através da aplicação de um checklist e da realização de exames para detecção de mastite clínica e subclínica pelos métodos da caneca do fundo escuro e California mastitis test (CMT), no período de junho a agosto de 2019, em 295 vacas leiteiras procedentes de 20 propriedades. Coletaram-se amostras de leite e água da ordenha para análises microbiológicas. Observou-se que os ordenhadores não possuem conhecimento adequado sobre as boas práticas agropecuárias. Quanto à realização da ordenha, apenas 60% realizam-na em currais com cobertura; quanto ao piso, 60% são de terra batida e 40% de concreto. A água utilizada no manejo da ordenha é proveniente de poços em 35% das propriedades e as demais de açudes. As práticas de pré e pós-dipping e os testes CMT e caneca de fundo escuro e a adoção de programa de controle da mastite não são realizados em nenhuma das propriedades. Diagnosticaram-se duas vacas com mastite subclínica e uma com tuberculose e verificou-se elevada contaminação por coliformes totais e termotolerantes nas análises microbiológicas do leite, variando entre 23 NMP/mL a >1.100 NMP/mL e < 3.0 a > 1.100 NMP/mL, respectivamente, e presença de estafilococos coagulase positivos em 25% das amostras. As amostras de água também apresentaram elevada contaminação por coliformes totais entre 4,1 NMP/mL a > 2.419,6 NMP/mL e 40% apresentaram presença de Escherichia coli. Esses resultados refletem a necessidade de mais investimentos em assistência técnica e treinamento técnico para esses produtores.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Cattle , Milk/microbiology , Livestock , Food Safety , Microbiological Techniques , Coagulase , Food Quality Standards , Escherichia coli , Multiple Tube Method , Checklist , Mastitis
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Arq. Inst. Biol ; 87: e0812019, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1130055

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Food prepared with products derived from animals are involved in most cases of staphylococcal poisoning; therefore, the research of Staphylococcus spp. in Emmental cheese is more applicable. The objective of this study was to identify coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp. (CNS) in cheese using biochemical and molecular techniques to detect the presence of nine genes responsible for the production of enterotoxins. From 180 samples analyzed, 204 CNS strains were obtained and identified as being 46 (22.6%) S. saprophyticus strains, 27 (13.2%) S. hominis spp. hominis strains, 22 (10.8%) S. sciuri strains, 21 (10.3%) S. xylosus strains, 19 (9.3%) S. epidermidis strains, 19 (9.3%) S. haemolyticus strains, 17 (8.3%) S. lentus strains, 17 (8.3%) S. warneri strains, 11 (5.4%) S. equorum strains and 5 (2.5%) S. cohnni . Using the PCRm protocol, 14 (6.9%) strains with the presence of the genes on the enterotoxin E (SEE)11 (78.6%), J (SEJ) 1 (7%), C (SEC) 1 (7%) and I (SEI) 1 (7%) were detected. Based on the results, the type of package is not interfered of growth and isolated that Staphylococcus spp. in cheese. It was observed that bacteria capacity to produce coagulase cannot be understood as an indicative of enterotoxigenicity; therefore, the CNS should be considered as a target of importance in the epidemiology of staphylococcal intoxications. It can be concluded that CNS need to be included in bacterial foodborne disease research, since the genes responsible for the production of toxins were detected and none of the studied samples presented Staphylococcus spp. counting above the limits allowed by legislation.(AU)


Os alimentos preparados com produtos de origem animal são os mais envolvidos em casos de intoxicação alimentar estafilocócica; portanto a pesquisa do Staphylococcus spp. em queijos tipo Emmental é relevante. O objetivo foi isolar e identificar espécies de Staphylococcus coagulase negativas (CNS)de queijo Emmental acondicionado em vários tipos de embalagem, por meio de técnicas bacteriológicas e bioquímicas e detectar, por PCR, a presença de nove genes responsáveis pela produção de enterotoxinas. Das 180 amostras, foram isoladas 204 cepas de CNS, que foram identificadas por provas bioquímicas como: 46 (22,6%) S. saprophyticus, 27 (13,2%) S. hominis spp. hominis, 22 (10,8%) S. sciuri, 21 (10,3%) S. xylosus, 19 (9,3%) S. epidermidis , 19 (9,3%) S. haemolyticus , 17 (8,3%) S. lentus , 17 (8,3%) S. warneri , 11(5,4%) S. equorum e 5 (2,5%) S. cohnii . Na PCR multiplex, em 14 (6,9%) isolados foi detectada a presença dos genes para enterotoxina E (SEE), em 11 (78,6%) J (SEJ), em 1 (7%) C (SEC) e em 1 (7%) I (SEI). Com base nos resultados, o tipo de embalagem não interferiu na multiplicação dos Staphylococcus spp. isolados dos queijos. Neste estudo, verificou-se que a capacidade para a produção de coagulase pela bactéria não pode ser concebida como indicativa de enterotoxigenicidade, portanto devem-se considerar os CNS como objeto de importância na epidemiologia das intoxicações estafilocócicas, fazendo-se necessária a atenção com relação à pesquisa dos CNS nos alimentos, uma vez que foram detectados genes responsáveis pela produção de toxinas, e nenhuma das amostras apresentou contagem para Staphylococcus spp. acima do limite permitido pela legislação.(AU)


Subject(s)
Staphylococcal Food Poisoning , Staphylococcus/virology , Enterotoxins , Foodborne Diseases , Bacteria , Cheese , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Bacteriological Techniques , Product Packaging , Foods of Animal Origin , Food Safety , Food Supply
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Arq. Inst. Biol ; 87: e0362019, 2020.
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1130146

ABSTRACT

The use of antimicrobials in fish farming is a reflection of the fast aquaculture development worldwide. The intensification of aquaculture to achieve market demands could lead to an increase in infectious diseases by pathogenic bacteria. Consequently, antimicrobials act as controls for emerging infectious diseases, but their use must follow the rules and regulations of the country where the activity is performed. Although the regulations impose limits to the use of antimicrobials in fish farming, many studies show that resistant bacteria are isolated from this system. The selection of resistant bacteria is not limited only to the use of antimicrobials, but also to co-selection of resistance genes or even with cross-resistance processes. Resistant bacteria from fish farming are a serious concern because they can be acquired by humans with handling or food chain, which may represent a public health problem. In the present review, we present an overview of antimicrobials use in aquaculture, the antimicrobial resistance and the impact of antimicrobial and bacterial resistance from a public health perspective.(AU)


O uso de antimicrobianos na piscicultura é um reflexo do rápido desenvolvimento da aquicultura em todo o mundo. A intensificação da aquicultura para suprir as demandas do mercado pode levar ao aumento de doenças infecciosas por bactérias patogênicas. Consequentemente, os antimicrobianos atuam no controle de doenças infecciosas emergentes, mas seu uso deve seguir as regras e regulamentos do país onde a atividade é realizada. Embora os regulamentos imponham limites ao uso de antimicrobianos na piscicultura, muitos estudos mostram que bactérias resistentes são isoladas desse sistema. A seleção de bactérias resistentes não se limita apenas ao uso de antimicrobianos, mas também à cosseleção de genes de resistência ou mesmo por meio do processo de resistência cruzada. As bactérias resistentes da piscicultura são uma preocupação séria, uma vez que tais bactérias podem ser adquiridas pelos seres humanos no manuseio ou na cadeia alimentar, o que pode representar um problema de saúde pública. Nesta revisão, apresentamos uma visão geral do uso de antimicrobianos na aquicultura, a resistência antimicrobiana e o impacto da resistência antimicrobiana e bacteriana do ponto de vista da saúde pública.(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Health Risk , Drug Resistance, Bacterial , Fisheries , Fishes/microbiology , Anti-Bacterial Agents/adverse effects , Bacteria/drug effects , Bacterial Infections/therapy , Bacterial Infections/transmission , Food Chain , Environment , Food Safety , Animal Diseases/therapy , Occupational Diseases/microbiology
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Arq. Inst. Biol ; 87: e1082018, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1130111

ABSTRACT

The product quality is a competitive advantage that plays a differential role among companies. In the food industry, which is based on the Quality Management System, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which cover the hygiene procedure, aiming at food safety. In view of the above, the aim of this study was to evaluate the hygienic-sanitary conditions of a selected dairy from the São Luís Island - MA. An application of the checklist was performed, swab collection from the hands of the manipulators and equipment and the collection of water and yogurt for microbiological analysis. After this step, a training was performed for food handlers and finally, new collections and microbiological analysis were performed. All the microbiological analysis performed were satisfactory, except for the water sample, one before and again for training. It can be verified that the hygienic-sanitary condition of the dairy was good. However, after a lecture and new microbiological analyzes, improvements were observed in the results.(AU)


A qualidade dos produtos é uma vantagem competitiva que desempenha um papel diferencial entre empresas. Na indústria alimentar, faz-se necessária a adoção do Sistema de Gestão de Qualidade, como as Boas Práticas de Fabricação (BPF), que abrangem os procedimentos essenciais de higiene, visando à segurança alimentar. Diante do exposto, objetivou-se avaliar as condições higiênico-sanitárias de um laticínio selecionado da ilha de São Luís, Maranhão. Foi realizado um checklist, coleta por swabs das mãos dos manipuladores e de equipamentos e coleta de água e iogurte para análises microbiológicas. Após essa etapa, foi executado um treinamento para os manipuladores de alimentos e, por fim, novas coletas e análises microbiológicas foram realizadas. Todas as análises microbiológicas realizadas mostraram-se satisfatórias, com exceção da amostra de água, uma antes e outra após o treinamento. Pode-se constatar que a condição higiênico-sanitária do laticínio era boa. Contudo, após uma palestra e a realização de novas análises microbiológicas, foram observadas melhorias nos resultados.(AU)


Subject(s)
Yogurt , Industrial Sanitation , Dairying , Food Safety , Staphylococcus/isolation & purification , Water Microbiology , Yogurt/microbiology , Hygiene , Escherichia coli/isolation & purification , Good Manufacturing Practices , Food , Food Handling , Hand/microbiology
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Rev. Inst. Nac. Hig ; 50(1-2): 71-75, Diciembre 2019. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIVECS | ID: biblio-1118412

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Las larvas de nematodos en los peces, generalmente corresponde a especies de la familia Anisakidae, son gusanos redondos, sin segmentación; con hospedadores intermediarios y definitivos y un huésped accidental que es el humano, en quién va producir una enfermedad parasitaria del tacto digestivo, mundialmente conocida como anisakiasis, asociada a reacciones de hipersensibilidad debido a los alérgenos del parásito. La presencia de estos parásitos en los productos de la pesca, deberá ser controlada con medidas preventivas establecidas en la legislación sanitaria de países; estableciendo profilaxis, medidas higiénicas como consumir el pescado cocido, o sometido previamente a congelación a -20°C por 48 a 72 horas, para prevenir la enfermedad. Cuando enfocamos hacia una prospectiva de medidas sanitarias de control preventivo, se plantea el establecimiento de un plan de requerimientos de alimentos seguros, basado en el análisis de riesgos y control de puntos críticos (HACCP), constituido por un paquete de documentos escritos basados en los principios de seguridad de alimentos; que contendrá: el análisis de riesgos; controles preventivos; programas en la cadena de suministros; delineamiento de los procedimientos para ser seguidos por monitoreo, acciones correctivas y verificación. Estará basado en las obligaciones que se puedan establecer bajo jurisdicción regulatoria para el pescado, en cuanto a la pesca o captura, manipulación a bordo o en la orilla y mecanismos de conservación hasta el expendio; que dé lugar a un manual de buenas prácticas de manufactura, análisis de riesgo y controles preventivos de riesgos para la regulación de alimentos de origen marino para consumo humano


The larvae of nematodes in fish generally correspond to species of the Anisakidae family, they are round worms, without segmentation; with intermediate and definitive hosts and an accidental host that is human, in whom it will produce a parasitic disease of the digestive tract, worldwide known as anisakiasis, associated with hypersensitivity reactions due to parasite allergens. The presence of these Parasites in fishery products should be controlled with preventive measures established in the sanitary legislation of countries; establishing prophylaxis, hygienic measures such as consuming the cooked fish, or previously subjected to freezing at -20 ° C for 48 to 72 hours to prevent the disease. When we focus on a prospective of preventive control sanitary measures, the establishment of a plan for safe food requirements based on risk analysis and control of critical points (HACCP), constituted by a package of written documents based on the principles, is considered food safety; which will contain: risk analysis; preventive controls; programs in the supply chain; delineation of the procedures to be followed by monitoring, corrective actions and verification. It will be based on the obligations that can be established under the regulatory jurisdiction for fish, in terms of fishing or capture, handling on board or on the shore and conservation mechanisms up to the sale; that results in a manual of good manufacturing practices, risk analysis and preventive risk controls for the regulation of food of marine origin for human consumption


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Anisakis/growth & development , Anisakiasis/prevention & control , Food Safety , Fish Products/analysis , Fishes/parasitology , Gastrointestinal Tract/parasitology , Larva/growth & development
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Rev. chil. nutr ; 46(3): 288-294, jun. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1003706

ABSTRACT

RESUMEN El queso artesanal se ha convertido en un vehículo transmisor de microorganismos causantes de infecciones alimentarias. Este estudio busca identificar la carga microbiana presente en este producto y determinar el riesgo potencial para la salud pública con la Norma Técnica Colombiana 750. Se analizaron 31 muestras adquiridas en las tiendas comercializadores de queso artesanal con Registro de Cámara y Comercio de la ciudad de Tunja. Se determinó concentración microbiana de aerobios mesófilos, mohos y levaduras, Staphylococcus aureus, coliformes totales y fecales, Listeria monocytogenes y Salmonella spp., mediante técnicas microbiológicos convencionales. Los valores promedios obtenidos para aerobios mesófilos fue de 6x106 UFC/g; coliformes totales de 6,29x105 UFC/g; coliformes fecales de 3,99x105 UFC/g, Staphylococcus aureus de 1,6x105 UFC/g y para mohos y levaduras de 4.1x105 UFC/g. Se realizó BBL Crystal ® a las colonias de agar nutritivo encontrándose una variedad de microorganismos, principalmente Streptococcus uberis, Enterococcus durans, entre otros. La prevalencia de Listeria monocytogenes fue de 3,6% y en Salmonella sp de 3,1%. Todos los parámetros analizados presentaron recuentos superiores a los establecidos por la norma, indicando que las muestras no contaban con las condiciones higiénicas adecuadas para su consumo, debido principalmente a los procesos de elaboración artesanal del producto.


ABSTRACT Artisanal cheese has become a vehicle that transmits microorganisms that cause food borne infections. This study identified the microbial load present in this product and determined the potential risk to public health using the Colombian Technical Standard 750. Thirty-one samples from artisanal cheese trading stores registered in the Chamber and Commerce of the city of Tunja, Colombia were acquired and analyzed. Microbial concentration of mesophilic aerobes, molds and yeasts, Staphylococcus aureus, total and fecal coliforms, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. were determined using conventional microbiological techniques. The average values obtained for aerobic mesophiles were 6x106 CFU/g; total coliforms 6.29x105 CFU/g; fecal coliforms of 3.99x105 CFU/g, Staphylococcus aureus of 1.6x105 CFU/g and for molds and yeasts of 4.1x105 CFU/g. BBL Crystal® was performed on nutritive agar colonies, and a variety of microorganisms were found, mainly Streptococcus uberis, and Enterococcus durans, among others. The prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes was 3.6% and in Salmonella sp 3.1 %. All the analyzed parameters had higher counts than those established by the norm, indicating that the samples did not have the adequate hygienic conditions for their consumption, mainly due to the processes of artisanal elaboration of the product.


Subject(s)
Quality Control , Bacteria, Aerobic , Cheese , Enterobacteriaceae , Food Safety , Microbiota , Colombia
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