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PathOrganic – Risks and Recommendations Regarding Human Pathogens in Organic Vegetable Production Chains

Arthurson, V.; Baggesen, D.; Brankatschk, K.; Dalsgaard, A.; Duffy, B.; Fenzl, C.; Friedel, J.K.; Hackl, E.; Hartmann, A.; Hedin, F.; Hofmann, A.; Jäderlund, L.; Jansson, J.; Jensen, A.N.; Koller, M.; Mäder, P.; Rinnofner, T.; Schmid, M.; Storm, C.; van Bruggen, A.H.C.; Widmer, F.; Wyss, G.S.; Zijlstra, C.A. and Sessitsch, A. (2009) PathOrganic – Risks and Recommendations Regarding Human Pathogens in Organic Vegetable Production Chains. Poster at: 10. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Zürich, 11.-13. Februar 2009.

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Summary

PathOrganic assesses risks associated with the consumption of fresh and minimally
processed vegetables due to the prevalence of bacterial human pathogens in plant
produce. The project evaluates whether organic production poses a risk on food safety,
taking into consideration sources of pathogen transmission (e.g. animal manure).
The project also explores whether organic versus conventional production practices
may reduce the risk of pathogen manifestation. In Europe, vegetable-linked outbreaks
are not well investigated. A conceptual model together with novel sampling strategies
and specifically adjusted methods provides the basis for large-scale surveys of organically
grown plant produce in five European countries. Critical control points are
determined and evaluated and factors contributing to a food safety problem are analyzed
in greenhouse and field experiments. The project aims at developing a quantitative
risk assessment model and at formulating recommendations for improving food
safety in organic vegetable production.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:organic farming, human pathogens, bacteria, vegetables, risk assessment
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2009: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture > Lebensmittel > Lebensmittelqualität
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/, http://www.verlag-koester.de/buch.php?id=645&start=0&fb_id=37
Deposited By: Hackl, Dr. Evelyn
ID Code:14310
Deposited On:15 Apr 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 10. Wissenschaftagung erschienen:
Mayer, J.; Alföldi, T.; Leiber, F.; Dubois, D.; Fried, P.; Heckendorn, F.; Hillmann, E.; Klocke, P.; Lüscher, A.; Riedel, S.; Stolze, M.; Strasser, F.; van der Heijden, M. and Willer, H., (Hrsg.) (2009) Werte – Wege – Wirkungen: Biolandbau im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ernährungssicherung, Markt und Klimawandel. Beiträge zur 10. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Zürich, 11.-13. Februar 2009.
Band 1: Boden, Pflanzenbau, Agrartechnik, Umwelt- und Naturschutz, Biolandbau international, Wissensmanagement
Band 2: Tierhaltung, Agrarpolitik und Betriebswirtschaft, Märkte und Lebensmittel.
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin.
Der Tagungsband kann beim Verlag Dr. Köster bezogen werden; siehe http://www.verlag-koester.de/buch.php?id=645&start=0&fb_id=37

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