May 26, 2018

Decline in Europe’s Salmonella Cases Stalls, with More Illnesses Linked to Eggs

Europe has been wining the battle against Salmonella infections, but that decade-long decline ended last year. A small increase in Salmonella illnesses linked to eggs and egg products was reported in 2016. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Food Safety Authority issued a joint report yesterday about this issue. The report covers foodborne illnesses from 28 European Union member states and 9 other countries. There were 4,786 foodborne illness outbreaks for the year, which is a slight increase from 2015.¬†And unfortunately, Campylobacter and Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks increased. Salmonella Enteritidis infections in people increased by 3% since 2014. This number parallels the increase in the number of laying hens over the same time period. … [Read more...]

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