High prevalence of yadA-positive Yersinia enterocolitica in pig tongues and minced meat at the retail level in Finland.

@article{FredrikssonAhomaa1999HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of yadA-positive Yersinia enterocolitica in pig tongues and minced meat at the retail level in Finland.},
  author={Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa and Sebastian Hielm and Hannu J Korkeala},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={1999},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={123-7}
}
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to determine the prevalence of yadA-positive Yersinia enterocolitica in pig tongues and minced meat at the retail level in Finland and to confirm the yadA-positive Y. enterocolitica isolates recovered from the same samples using the conventional culture method. A total of 51 pig tongues purchased at 12 retail outlets and 255 minced meat samples purchased at 40 retail outlets in the Helsinki area were studied. The prevalence of Y. enterocolitica carrying… CONTINUE READING

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