Salmonella behind a quarter of EU outbreaks in 2020 with 20,000 sickened overall

Salmonella caused almost a quarter of foodborne outbreaks in Europe in 2020, according to a report. The main sources of salmonellosis outbreaks were eggs, egg products and pig meat. Norovirus in crustaceans, shellfish, mollusks and products containing them and Listeria monocytogenes in fish and fish products were other agents and food pairs of concern…

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FSIS calls Salmonella serotypes as adulterants a ‘new approach’

Twenty-two months after a petition was filed requesting that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) declare certain “outbreak” serotypes of Salmonella to be per se adulterants in meat and poultry,  the government is still thinking about it. Rachel Edelstein, Assistant Administrator for the FSIS Office of Policy and Program Development…

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U.S. and Canada part of Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini and halva

The United States and Canada are part of an outbreak affecting Europe because of Salmonella in tahini and halva from Syria. The United States has reported six Salmonella Mbandaka cases, one in 2020 and the rest this year. Interviews were conducted with two people: both report shopping at international markets that stock mostly Arabic and…

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FDA reports Salmonella outbreak growing; virtually no details revealed

An investigation report into a Salmonella Thompson outbreak shows additional patients and ongoing efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to find the source, though virtually no details have been released. The Salmonella Thompson outbreak now has 83 people confirmed with infections, up from 78 people a week ago. The FDA is continuing traceback efforts,……

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Investigations into Salmonella outbreaks advancing but no cause found yet

Two Salmonella outbreak investigations that have sickened a total of more than 200 people are picking up steam at the FDA. One has sickened at least 127 people with Salmonella Oranienburg infections and stretches across 25 states.  Although the source of the outbreak pathogen remains unknown, an update Sept. 22 from the Food and Drug……

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