publication . Article . 1998

Regulatory action criteria for filth and other extraneous materials. I. Review of hard or sharp foreign objects as physical hazards in food.

Valdes Biles, Patricia; Ziobro, George C.; Olsen, Alan R.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1998
Abstract
Forty-seven species of flies have been reliably associated with filthy conditions that might allow the spread of foodborne pathogens. These are categorized as "filth flies." Of that 47, only 21 species represent a potential threat to human health as scientifically proven causative agents of foodborne myiasis or as carriers of enteropathogenicEscherichia coli, Salmonella, Shigella,and other foodborne pathogens. These 21 species are categorized as "disease-causing flies" based on strict scientific criteria. The criteria are association withE. coli, Salmonella,ANDShigella;synanthropy; endophily; communicative behavior; attraction to both excrement and food products...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Toxicology, General Medicine, Food products, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Physical hazard, Environmental health, Hazard analysis and critical control points, Health hazard, business.industry, business, Scientific literature, Secondary infection, Agriculture
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publication . Article . 1998

Regulatory action criteria for filth and other extraneous materials. I. Review of hard or sharp foreign objects as physical hazards in food.

Valdes Biles, Patricia; Ziobro, George C.; Olsen, Alan R.;