Prevalence of viable Toxoplasma gondii in beef, chicken, and pork from retail meat stores in the United States: risk assessment to consumers.

@article{Dubey2005PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of viable Toxoplasma gondii in beef, chicken, and pork from retail meat stores in the United States: risk assessment to consumers.},
  author={J P Dubey and Joke van der Giessen and Jessica Lynn Jones and Allen Hightower and Elizabeth G Kirkland and Jacquelin M. Roberts and Paula L. Marcet and Tovi Lehmann and Murilo Carlos Bizam Vianna and Katarzyna B. Miska and Chandrima Sreekumar and Oliver Chun Hung Kwok and Shi Kang Shen and Howard Ray Gamble},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={
          1082-93
        }
}
The prevalence of viable Toxoplasma gondii was determined in 6,282 samples (2,094 each of beef, chicken, and pork) obtained from 698 retail meat stores from 28 major geographic areas of the United States. Each sample consisted of a minimum of 1 kg of meat purchased from the retail meat case. To detect viable T. gondii, meat samples were fed to T. gondii-free cats and feces of cats were examined for oocyst shedding. Initially, 100 g of meat from 6 individual samples of a given species were… CONTINUE READING

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