Forty-three samples of shellfish (22 mussels and 21 clams) purchased from retail outlets from February through October were tested for the presence of vibrios associated with human disease.
Vibrio spp. was found in 51.16% of the samples.
V. alginolyticus was the commonest Vibrio species found in the samples, followed by V. parahaemolyticus, V. fluvialis and V. cholerae non-01.
All V. parahaemolyticus isolated were Kanagawa-phenomenon negative.
Hemolytic activities were shown in all isolates of V. fluvialis and V. cholerae.
Bacterial indicators of quality and safety were within permitted limits by authorities.
The results indicate the potential risks of food poisoning associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked shellfish.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contrôle microbiologique, Contrôle qualité, Espagne, Europe, Moule(comestible), Bivalvia, Mollusca, Invertebrata, Clam, Intoxication alimentaire, Contamination biologique, Vibrio, Vibrionaceae, Bactérie, Spécificité souche, Mollusque comestible
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Microbiological testing, Quality control, Spain, Europe, Mussel, Bivalvia, Mollusca, Invertebrata, Clam, Food poisoning, Biological contamination, Vibrio, Vibrionaceae, Bacteria, Strain specificity, Edible mollusc
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0016666
Code Inist : 002A35B06. Création : 01/03/1996.