Yersinia is pathogenic bacteria that can cause human illness. Agriculture industries are susceptible to Yersinia as pigs are an example of an animal that harbor this pathogen. Because of this, Yersinia is commonly found in undercooked pork products. Even though pork is the most common source of Yersinia outbreak, other animals such as rabbits and sheep also carry strains of Yersinia that can cause human illness if contaminated meat is ingested.
How Dangerous Is Yersiniosis?
Yersinia bacteria can cause human enteric yersiniosis if a person ingests contaminated food. Yersiniosis outbreaks are responsible for more than 100,000 illnesses and 640 hospitalizations in the United States every year. The severity of the illness symptoms typically depends on the age of the person, with young children being the most susceptible to infection. The symptoms include fever, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Symptoms typically develop within four to seven days after infection and usually has a duration of one to three weeks.
What Can a Yersinia Prevention Company Do?
Yersinia contamination treatment can be applied in the form of select strains of Lactobacillus and additional bacteria that are readily recognized as probiotics.
Log10 can provide custom Pre-Liminate™ probiotics to reduce or eliminate Yersinia and many other dangerous pathogenic biofilms that can develop on food contact surfaces in your facility food processing facility, agricultural plant, farm, or storage facility. We specifically tailor these probiotics for your environment, which can dramatically reduce your risk of foodborne illness contamination from pathogens like Yersinia, Listeria and others.
Contact us to learn more about our efficient and natural method of pathogen remediation that’s a safe alternative compared to many chemical remediation alternatives.