Table 1

Number of samples tested by year and prevalence of C. coli and C. jejuni in retail meat products, 2005 through 2011
Year No. Samples % Positivea C. jejuni (%) C. coli (%)
2005 92 47 14 (33) 28 (65)
2006 87 34 22 (73) 6 (20)
2007 148 45 40 (60) 24 (36)
2008 131 40 36 (68) 10 (19)
2009 72 46 21 (64) 6 (18)
2010 109 39 37 (86) 6 (14)
2011 116 34 34 (87) 5 (13)

a Isolates lost by year: 2005 = 1; 2006 = 2; 2007 = 3; 2008 = 7 and 2009 = 6

No statistical difference was found for the number of positive samples from 2005 through 2011 (Fisher’s exact test for the difference 2005 vs. 2011: p = 0.063).

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