Latest Anisakis Stories

2010-07-16 08:40:00

"This method is characterized by its high specificity for the Anisakis, Pseudoterranova, Contracaecum and Hysterothylacium genera and for its very high sensitivity, since the parasite can be detected even if it is present in very low quantities (0.05 pg) in the product analyzed", Montserrat Espiñeira, co-author of the study explains to SINC. The researchers, members of the Area of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the National Association of Manufacturers of Canned...

2009-11-10 09:30:23

A research team of the University of Granada (Spain) has confirmed a higher presence of the parasite Anisakis spp in anchovies of the Atlantic South East coast and the Mediterranean North West coast, and they insist on freezing or cooking fish before consuming it. Although restaurants are required by the European Union and the Spanish law to freeze the hours at -20 ºC", say the UGR scientists, who have also detected Anisakis spp larvae and another similar parasite, the...

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