Skip to main content

A risk assessment of cryptosporidium parvum, an emerging pathogen in the food and water chain in europe.

Objective

This project will carry out research on-Cryptosporidium parvum, an emerging pathogen in water and food. The research will focus on the following areas:
- a) Development of methods which can be used to isolate and detect C. parvum in food and water samples.
b) Determination of the survival and infectivity of C.parvum in food and water.
c) Development of procedures for control of C.parvum in food and water.
d) A Risk Assessment of C.parvum in the food and water industry. water.
e) A Risk Assessment of C.parvum in the food and water industry.
1) Development of dedicated methods for the isolation and detection of C. parvum on food samples (beef and lettuce);
2)Methods were developed and applied to the characterisation of Cryptosporidium isolates;
3)Generation of the first reported surveillance date on C. parvum in food samples (salads, beef, and mussels);
4)Generation of the first reported studies on the persistence of C. parvum in the food environment (Beef and lettuce);
5)Assessment of the benefit of some control measures for beef, lettuce and water on C. parvum;
6)Generation of the first risk assessment models for C. parvum in food samples (beef and lettuce) and recommendations on how risk could be reduced together with some recommendations on where future research should be directed

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Address
19,Dunsinea, Castleknock
15 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (7)

DANISH VETERINARY LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Buelowsvej 27
1790 V Copenhagen
Head of the Unit of Foodborne Zoonoses and Veterinary Epidemiology
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Rome
IRISH FOOD PROCESSORS LTD
Ireland
Address
14 Castle Street
Ardee, C. Louth
MICROGEN BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1,Admiralty Way 1
GU15 3DT Camberley
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
48,Utrechtseweg 48
3700 AJ Zeist
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Bassett Crescent East
SO16 17PX Southampton
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Shore Road
BT37 0QB Newtown Abbey