Ireland – Salmonella outbreak at ninth poultry farm

Irish Examiner

A ninth Irish poultry flock has tested positive for salmonella typhimurium, officials have confirmed.

A cause for the current outbreak, which was first detected on January 24, has yet to be identified.

Responding to questions from the Irish Examiner, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine confirmed the nine affected broiler flocks are based in Monaghan, Cork, Limerick, and Mayo.

The flocks affected were detected through routine testing as part of the National Salmonella Control Programme, with the department claiming that the identification of the cases demonstrates the effectiveness of the programme.

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