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Current insights on Arcobacter butzleri in food chain
- Ferreira, Susana, Oleastro, Mónica, Domingues, Fernanda
- Current opinion in food science 2019 v.26 pp. 9-17
- Arcobacter butzleri, bacteria, food chain, food contamination, food storage, foods, geographical distribution, human diseases, nutrition risk assessment, pathogenicity, pathogens, public health
- Arcobacter butzleri is an emerging pathogen with a global distribution, frequently found in the food chain. Its wide spread and association with human illness may point this bacterium as a possible causative agent of foodborne diseases usually associated with unknown etiology. Thus, the true pathogenic potential of A. butzleri and the associated risk of disease development must be clarified. Since its dispersion throughout the food chain is clear, this points toward a potential public health problem due to contaminated food and water, which is strengthened by the ability of this microorganism to survive in food products and water and by its resistance to stress created during food storage and processing.