The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has named 10 parasites that affect food products.
"Every year, pests detrimental effect adversely affects the health of millions of people, affecting muscle tissue, causing epilepsy, anaphylactic shock and other problems. Some parasites can live in our bodies for decades", - the report says FAO.
The ten most dangerous parasites included pork tapeworm and pork tapeworm (found in pork), tapeworms (found in fresh foods), round and flat worms (found in freshwater fishes, fruit juices, fresh food) and Protozoa pests (Found in meat of cattle, pork, beef, game and milk).
To reduce the negative effects of parasites, the FAO is developing new standards for global food trade to help countries monitor the presence of harmful organisms in food. In particular, farmers are advised to use organic fertilizers and carefully monitor the quality of water. For consumers, the document contains recommendations on how to cook meat and the quality of water used for washing and cooking vegetables.
Ten most dangerous parasites:
1. Taenia solium (pork tapeworm): found in pork 2. Echinococcus granulosus (kind of squad tsiklofillid tapeworms or dog tapeworm): In fresh foods 3. Echinococcus multilocularis (tapeworms type): in fresh produce 4. Toxoplasma gondii (simple): the small cattle meat, pork, beef, venison (red meat and organs) 5. Cryptosporidium spp. (Elementary): in fresh foods, fruit juices and milk 6. Entamoeba histolytica (simple): the fresh food 7. Trichinella spiralis (pork tapeworm): the pork 8. Opisthorchiidae (family flatworms): in freshwater fishes 9. Ascaris spp. (Round worms of the small intestine): in fresh products 10. Trypanosoma cruzi (the simplest): in fruit juices.