TABLE 4.

Detection of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in pork products by culture methods

SampleNo. of samplesNo. of samples positive for:Country of origin of sampleReference (number)
O:3O:5,27O:8O:9
Tongue3021653Belgium157
3711Canada129
3126United States36
4726Norway106
5020Japan137
1258Spain57
2928Belgium158
4062The Netherlands29
5514Germany80
862Italy30
9979Finland48
2015Germany43
Offala3417Finland47
165Finland48
10046Germany43
Porkb9111Canada129
1271Norway108
70223Japan137
2676Denmark23
5012Belgium158
40031The Netherlands29
458Norway109
6718c3China147
4811Germany80
40241Ireland95
1,2786414Japan51
2554Finland45
3006Norway72
12014Germany43
  • a Offal, excluding tongue.

  • b Other pork products, excluding offal.

  • c Isolates belonging to serotype O:5 and showing autoagglutination activity and calcium-dependent growth.