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J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2015;61 Suppl:S96-7. doi: 10.3177/jnsv.61.S96.

Food Safety-Related Aspects of Parasites in Foods.

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Department of Helminthology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.

Abstract

As natural foods derive from soil or water environments, they may contain the infective stages of parasites endemic to these environments. Infective stages may enter the human food supply via infected animal hosts so there is a need for increased awareness of the impact of parasites on the food supply. Safe handling of food and good kitchen hygiene can prevent or reduce the risk posed by contaminated foodstuffs. In addition, parasites cannot cause a health problem in any thoroughly cooked foods.

PMID:
26598905
DOI:
10.3177/jnsv.61.S96
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