Argentina hit by Trichinella outbreaks linked to pork


Food Safety News by Marler Clark

October 5, 2021


A number of Argentinian provinces have recently reported human outbreaks of trichinellosis.


Trichinellosis, or trichinosis, is an illness people can get by eating raw or undercooked meat from animals infected with the parasite Trichinella. It is often found in pork products.


In the province of Buenos Aires, eight cases of trichinosis have been confirmed in the town of Caņuelas with another five probable. Several seizures of products that did not have the correct origin information were made by authorities. A number of people have also been affected in the city of Chacabuco after eating sausages.


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