Vietnamese pork regularly contaminated with bacteria, finds study


By Oscar Rousseau, GlobalMeatNews



Pork sold across Vietnamís wet markets regularly carries food poisoning bacteria, such as Salmonella, according to researchers.


A study found 48 out of 108 (48%) pork cuts collected from a wet market in Vietnamís Hung Yen Province were contaminated with Salmonella.


The study from 2014 Ė 2015 was carried out by researchers at the Centre for Public Health and Ecosystem Research at the Hanoi School of Public Health, and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).


The study suggested 18% of consumers who ate pork from a wet market in Vietnam would probably suffer from salmonellosis, an infection caused by Salmonella, that year.


Salmonella is a pathogen that can cause food poisoning. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is one of four key global causes of diarrhoeal disease, affecting one in 10 people.


Pork is the most popular meat in Vietnam, and the ILRI estimates that, when it comes to animal protein, four in 10 households pick pork.


Another research paper published by the same Vietnamese team found that a human antibiotic banned for farm use appeared in 4% of pork samples...