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Advances in science and risk assessment tools for Vibrio parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus associated with seafood

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FAO and WHO. 2021. Advances in science and risk assessment tools for Vibrio parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus associated with seafood. Meeting report. Microbiological Risk Assessment Series No. 35. Rome.




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    Risk assessment tools for Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus associated with seafood
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    There has been an increase in reported outbreaks and cases of foodborne disease attributed to pathogenic Vibrio species. As a result, there have been several instances where the presence of pathogenic Vibrio spp. in seafood has led to a disruption in international trade. A number of Vibrio spp. are increasingly being recognized as potential human pathogens. The food safety concerns associated with these microorganisms have led to the need for microbiological risk assessment for their control. This report provides the review of risk assessment of existing tools for V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus in oysters and different bivalve molluscan species, the available information on testing methodology and recommend microbiological methods to monitor the levels of pathogenic Vibrio spp. in seafood and/or water. Such tools are envisioned to support countries in their efforts to use risk-based approaches in the selection of control measures appropriate for their seafood species, primary production and post-harvest practices. This volume and others in this Microbiological Risk Assessment Series contain information that is useful to both risk assessors and risk managers, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, governments and regulatory authorities, food producers and processers and other institutions and individuals with an interest in Vibrio spp. and its control.
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    The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) has requested that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the united Nations and the World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) provide scientific advice on how Performance Objectives (PO) and Performance Criteria (PC) can be utilized to achieve Food Safety Objectives (FSO). The ultimate goal is to produce a reference document that will assist CCFH and countries in using risk assessment to develop risk management measures. This Working Group was assigned th e task of interpreting data and information on Vibrio vulnificus illness associated with the consumption of oysters, including the FAO/WHO Risk Assessment of Vibrio vulnificus in Raw Oysters (FAO/WHO, 2005), and transforming it into practical guidance that can be used by risk managers to elaborate potential risk management options. Such guidance involves knowledge of the dynamics of pathogen growth, survival and inactivation in order to establish scientifically defensible POs and PCs at specific points within the food chain, as well as to identify potential microbiological, process and product criteria.
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    One of the challenges to data collection to inform food safety decision making and montor the implementation and efficacy of control measures to manage specifc food safety is the availability of the appropriate methodology. The development of methods for the isolation and identific of pathogenic Vibrio spp. in seafoods is evlolving quickly. This often means that methods become more sensitive and efficient but the cost may also increase. However the pace of development also means that there is not always adequate time to to comprehensively validate a method for a particular purpose. This publication aims to provide guidance on the selection on the most appropriate method to meet a particular purpose and how in a constantly changing environment some local validation work can be undertaken to ensure a method meets the current nneeds of a regulator, industry or risk assessor.

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