In this report the Ad Hoc Group has reviewed the evidence on toxoplasmosis in humans and animals in the UK to produce a risk profile for toxoplasma in the food chain. This follows a request from the FSA to consider whether current evidence indicates a food safety issue that needs to be addressed, which food sources are most likely to present a significant risk and what further investigations may be necessary to obtain robust data on UK prevalence and foodborne sources of toxoplasmosis.
In December 2006 and March 2007 the FSA sought the views of the ACMSF on the significance of toxoplasmosis in the UK. The issue was referred to the Ad Hoc Group on Vulnerable Groups who met in December 2008 to begin their considerations on toxoplasma in the food chain. The Group met seven times over a period of 28 months.
The report is attachedDownload acmsfrtaxopasm.pdf