Zoonoses and Public Health

Scientists have shared details about a major Salmonella outbreak investigation in Finland, including cucumbers and iceberg lettuce served at educational establishments.

Over 700 people fell ill during the 2021 outbreak from Salmonella Typhimurium associated with a daycare lunch. Similar Salmonella Typhimurium was found in patients and in a vegetable mix

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A Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in Italy has been associated with food handler contamination, based on findings from a study.

The outbreak was because of the contamination of food from an asymptomatic food handler. Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is caused by the ingestion of preformed staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs), produced by enterotoxigenic strains of

Continue Reading Food handler played role in Italian outbreak, finds study

There are issues with how the impact and success of food safety projects are measured in developing countries, according to a review.

The study summarizes interventions evaluated in some low- and middle-income countries in Asia between 2000 and 2020 and the outcome on knowledge, attitude and practice, hazard presence, and

Continue Reading Review finds the need to improve the evaluation of food safety interventions

Advice on Salmonella control at hatcheries initially worked to reduce contamination but the success was not maintained over the long-term, according to a study.

Researchers investigated the Salmonella status of 23 broiler hatcheries in Great Britain and the changes in prevalence and distribution of Salmonella in contaminated sites after guidance on control was provided.

Results indicate

Continue Reading Study shows Salmonella control advice only had a short-term impact on hatcheries

Researchers have detailed the first widespread Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry in Australia.

Between May and August 2020, an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infection was investigated. In total, 38 cases with an age range of less than 1 to 38 years old and a median age of 5 were reported. Overall, 24

Continue Reading Poultry contact behind Australian Salmonella outbreak; median age of 5 reported