Category Archives: Salmonella

USA – Salmonella outbreak traced to food ordered online

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Ten people were sickened by Salmonella from chicken legs in a Chinese city after eating food ordered online in mid-2018, according to a new report.

Researchers said the investigation highlights the role of online food delivery platforms as a new mode of foodborne disease transmission. Collaboration between public health agencies and online food delivery platforms is essential for timely intervention and to limit the scale of outbreaks.

From late June to early July 2018, 10 cases of diarrheal disease were reported at two hospitals in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China. This outbreak was suspected to be foodborne and was notified to the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Shenzhen CDC), according to the study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

All 10 patients were university students who had diarrhea and fever. Seven of them also reported nausea and vomiting. Cases were from six different colleges of the same university but lived in different dormitories and did not know each other.

Research – Salmonella enterica Elicits and Is Restricted by Nitric Oxide and Reactive Oxygen Species on Tomato

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The enteric pathogen Salmonella enterica can interact with parts of the plant immune system despite not being a phytopathogen. Previous transcriptomic profiling of S. enterica associating with tomato suggested that Salmonella was responding to oxidative and nitrosative stress in the plant niche. We aimed to investigate whether Salmonella was eliciting generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO), two components of the microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP)-triggered immunity (MTI) of plants. We also sought to determine whether this interaction had any measurable effects on Salmonella colonization of plants. Biochemical, gene expression and on-plant challenge assays of tomato vegetative and fruit organs were conducted to assess the elicitation of ROS and NO in response to Salmonella Newport association. The counter bacterial response and the effect of NO and ROS on Salmonella colonization was also investigated. We detected H2O2 in leaves and fruit following challenge with live S. Newport (p < 0.05). Conversely, NO was detected on leaves but not on fruit in response to S. Newport (p < 0.05). We found no evidence of plant defense attenuation by live S. Newport. Bacterial gene expression of S. Newport associating with leaves and fruit were indicative of adaptation to biotic stress in the plant niche. The nitrosative stress response genes hmpA and yoaG were significantly up-regulated in S. Newport on leaves and fruit tissue compared to tissue scavenged of NO or ROS (p < 0.05). Chemical modulation of these molecules in the plant had a restrictive effect on bacterial populations. Significantly higher S. Newport titers were retrieved from H2O2 scavenged leaves and fruit surfaces compared to controls (p < 0.05). Similarly, S. Newport counts recovered from NO-scavenged leaves, but not fruit, were higher compared to control (p < 0.05), and significantly lower on leaves pre-elicited to produce endogenous NO. We present evidence of Salmonella elicitation of ROS and NO in tomato, which appear to have a restricting effect on the pathogen. Moreover, bacterial recognition of ROS and NO stress was detected. This work shows that tomato has mechanisms to restrict Salmonella populations and ROS and NO detoxification may play an important role in Salmonella adaptation to the plant niche.

Research – Careful with the Salmonella if you eat rattlesnake meat

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Diamond Back Rattle Snake

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Ingestion of rattlesnake meat has been previously studied in populations residing in the United States- Mexico border region. Few case reports have shown a link between consuming rattlesnake meat with Salmonella bacteremia. We are describing a unique case of Salmonella IE in a patient ingesting rattlesnake meat. This case presents an opportunity for physicians to recognize rare sources of IE by looking deep into cultural exposures and practices.

 

Germany – Survey finds low Campylobacter knowledge in Germany

Food Safety News 

Consumer knowledge in Germany of Toxoplasma was better than that of Campylobacter, according to a recent report on a study.

Researchers surveyed 1,008 consumers in August 2017 in Germany via an online panel on Campylobacter, Salmonella and Toxoplasma and transmissibility via meat. The questionnaire had 43 questions in five sections.

Consumers were most informed about Salmonella and general knowledge of Toxoplasma is better than Campylobacter. Campylobacter, despite its high incidence in Germany, was largely unknown to consumers.

With almost 70,000 confirmed cases in 2017, Campylobacter is the main bacterial infection causing diarrhoeal disease reportable in Germany. Second was salmonellosis with 14,269 confirmed infections. Only seven cases of congenital human toxoplasmosis were confirmed in 2017.

A previous survey by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) found only 28 percent of people had heard of Campylobacter.

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Chicken MDM – Dried Black Mulberry – Chicken Thighs – Sesame Seeds – Paprika Powder – Black Pepper – Chilled Turkey Neck Skin – Frozen Beef Steaks – Minced Chicken Breasts – Half Chicken Breasts – Marinated Chicken – Paprika – Poultry Meat – Chilled Fillet Americain – Sesame Seeds

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen chicken MDM from Poland in Bulgaria

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Agona (presence /25g) in dried black mulberry from Afghanistan in Finland

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen chicken thighs from Germany in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in white sesame seeds from Sudan, via the United Arab Emirates in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in paprika powder from China in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in black pepper from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella (in 5 out of 5 samples /25g) in chilled turkey neck skin from Poland in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen beef steaks from Uruguay in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (in 3 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen minced chicken breasts from Hungary in France

RASFF – Salmonella (in 3 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen salted half chicken breasts from Brazil in the UK

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Newport (in 5 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen marinated chicken inner fillets from Poland in Italy

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in paprika (Capsicum spp.) from China in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (presence /25g) in chilled poultry meat from Poland in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in chilled filet americain from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Ethiopia in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Toasted Soymeal for Pigs

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RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Mbandaka (presence /25g) in toasted soymeal used in several types of compound feeds for pigs from Belgium in Belgium

Australia -Fresh Frontier — Foodies Choice Gourmet Greek Salad with Quinoa plus Kale 320g -Salmonella

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Identifying features

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Batch Code 16/3/2020, 17/3/2020, 18/3/2020

What are the defects?

The recall is due to microbial (Salmonella) contamination.

What are the hazards?

Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed.

What should consumers do?

Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please contact Fresh Frontier by phone on 08 6162 9958 or via www.freshfrontier.com.au

Supplier
Traders who sold this product

IGA
Farmer Jacks
Gilberts Fresh
Rawsters
SUPA IGA

Where the product was sold
Western Australia
Dates available for sale
  • 17 March 2020 – 19 March 2020

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