A meta-analysis of the global prevalence rates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus contamination of different raw meat products

Ou, Qianting, Peng, Yang, Lin, Dongxin, Bai, Chan, Zhang, Ting, Lin, Jialing, Ye, Xiaohua and Yao, Zhenjiang (2017) A meta-analysis of the global prevalence rates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus contamination of different raw meat products. Journal of Food Protection, 80 5: 763-774. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-355


Author Ou, Qianting
Peng, Yang
Lin, Dongxin
Bai, Chan
Zhang, Ting
Lin, Jialing
Ye, Xiaohua
Yao, Zhenjiang
Title A meta-analysis of the global prevalence rates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus contamination of different raw meat products
Formatted title
A meta-analysis of the global prevalence rates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus contamination of different raw meat products
Journal name Journal of Food Protection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0362-028X
1944-9097
Publication date 2017-05-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-355
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 80
Issue 5
Start page 763
End page 774
Total pages 12
Place of publication Des Moines, IA, United States
Publisher International Association for Food Protection
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Previous research has indicated that raw meats are frequently contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, but data regarding the pooled prevalence rates of S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) contamination in different types of raw meat products (beef, chicken, and pork) and across different periods, regions, and purchase locations remain inconsistent. We systematically searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Ovid, Web of Science, and HighWire databases to identify studies published up to June 2016. The STROBE guidelines were used to assess the quality of the 39 studies included in this meta-analysis. We observed no significant differences in the pooled prevalence rates of S. aureus and MRSA contamination identified in various raw meat products, with overall pooled prevalence rates of 29.2% (95% confidence interval [CI], 22.8 to 35.9%) and 3.2% (95% CI, 1.8 to 4.9%) identified for the two contaminants, respectively. In the subgroup analyses, the prevalence of S. aureus contamination in chicken products was highest in Asian studies and significantly decreased over time worldwide. In European studies, the prevalence rates of S. aureus contamination in chicken and pork products were lower than those reported on other continents. The pooled prevalence rates of S. aureus contamination in chicken and pork products and MRSA contamination in beef and pork products were significantly higher in samples collected from retail sources than in samples collected from slaughterhouses and processing plants. These results highlight the need for good hygiene during transportation to and manipulation at retail outlets to reduce the risk of transmission of S. aureus and MRSA from meat products to humans.
Keyword Contamination
Meta-analysis
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Raw meats
Staphylococcus aureus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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