Food Safety News
Health officials in the Republic of Ireland are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 20 people.
The number of laboratory-confirmed cases associated with the epidemic is 26 and people fell ill between Nov. 30 and Dec. 25, 2022.
Patients range in age from 10 to 91 years old; 14 are male and 12 are female, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE).
The Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak was identified through routine whole genome sequencing.
The outbreak control team includes the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), regional departments of public health, HSE environmental health officers, the National Salmonella, Shigella, and Listeria Reference Laboratory, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and the Marine (DAFM), and colleagues from Northern Ireland.
The source of the infection remains under investigation. Officials would not say if the outbreak was linked to a recall of raw chicken products in late January.