The Queensland egg industry has strengthened its biosecurity, hygiene and product quality processes to minimize the risk of Salmonella Enteritidis.

Safe Food Production Queensland (Safe Food) and the Queensland, Australia, egg industry developed a new Salmonella Enteritidis Prevention Plan (SEPP). Safe Food regulates the primary production and processing of meat,
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With the holiday season hustling and bustling, company and food goes hand in hand. Friends and families gather for dinner and coworkers share treats in offices and factories. Each holiday season, the CDC renews reminders about the importance of food safety basics.

“Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook
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Penn State researchers have found that eggs from small flocks of chickens are more likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis than eggs sold in grocery stores, which typically come from larger flocks. That conclusion was drawn from a six-month study done last year in Pennsylvania. Researchers from Penn State’s
Continue Reading Research reveals eggs from small flocks more likely to contain Salmonella it comes to eggs, consumers are pretty good at following two of the four key food safety messages — “separate” and “chill” — but when it comes to “clean” and “cook,” a bit more education might be required. A team of researchers from RTI International, Tennessee State University, and
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Salmonella is a Gram-negative, facultative intracellular pathogen that is capable of causing gastroenteritis and typhoid fever in the affected host. Salmonella infections are reported as the second leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States. Salmonella has the potential to cause fatal bacterial infections in infants, the elderly and
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