The number of Salmonella cases in England has returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and 11 outbreaks were reported in 2022.

Salmonella Enteritidis went back to being the most frequently reported serovar and Salmonella Typhimurium infections also increased, said the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

In 2022, there were 8,125 Salmonella

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Researchers have looked into the number of and factors behind Salmonella outbreaks linked to chocolate products in recent decades.

No predominant Salmonella serotype was identified, according to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal study.

Researchers performed a systematic review of three databases. Eligible articles were published after 1970, describing outbreaks

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The Ferrero Salmonella contamination incident led to a sharp rise in consumer requests for information, according to data from Belgium’s food agency.

On average, 45 complaints and questions are received by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain’s (FASFC) consumer contact point every day.

The 5,000 complaints

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Two major foodborne outbreaks have recently been highlighted at a European conference on infectious diseases.

Presentations at the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) covered an E. coli outbreak from Nestlé pizzas in France and a multi-country monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak due to Ferrero chocolate.

In February

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