Category Archives: Salmonella

Research – Risk of Foodborne Illness from Pet Food: Assessing Pet Owners’ Knowledge, Behavior, and Risk Perception


Pet food has been identified as a source of pathogenic bacteria, including Salmonella and Escherichia coli. A recent outbreak linked to Salmonella -contaminated pet treats infected over 150 people in the United States. The mechanism by which contaminated pet food leads to human illness has not been explicated. Pet owners’ food safety knowledge and their pet food handling practices have not been reported. This study evaluated pet owners’ food safety knowledge and pet-food handling practices through an online consumer survey. The survey consists of 62 questions and assesses (1) owners’ food safety knowledge and pet-food handling practices; (2) owners’ interaction with pets; (3) owners’ risk perception related to their own health, their children’s health, and their pets’ health. The survey was pilot-tested among 59 pet owners before distribution to a national consumer panel, managed by Qualtrics XM. All participants (n=1,040) were dog and/or cat owners in the United States. Almost all pet owners interacted with their pets (93%) and most cuddled, allowed their pets to lick them, and slept with their pets. Less than one-third of pet owners washed their hands with soap after interacting with their pets. Over half (58%) the owners reported washing their hands after feeding their pets. Most pet owners fed their pets dry pet food and dry pet treats. Some fed their pets raw meat or raw animal product (RAP) diets because they believed these diets to be beneficial to their pet’s overall health. Many owners (78%) were unaware of pet food recalls or outbreaks associated with foodborne pathogens. Less than 25% considered dry pet foods and treats as a potential source of foodborne pathogens. The findings of this study indicated the need for consumer education about pet food handling. The data collected can assist in developing more accurate risk assessment models and consumer education related to pet food handling.

Australia -Five children hospitalized in backyard poultry Salmonella outbreak

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Five children needed hospital treatment in an Australian state as part of a Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry.

Queensland Health is investigating Salmonella Typhimurium infections predominantly among young children that had contact with backyard chickens.

As of June 26, there had been 17 cases reported across the state. Thirteen of these were children aged 11 years or younger. Five were hospitalized because of their illnesses.


RASFF Alert – Foodborne Outbreak – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis – Eggs


RASFF – foodborne outbreak suspected to be caused by Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis in eggs from the United Kingdom in the UK

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Chicken Products from Poland – Almonds – Duck Eguilette – Black Pepper


RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (presence /25g) in frozen chicken leg meat from Poland in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /250g) in almonds from the United States in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (in 5 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen chicken wings from Poland in Bulgaria

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Havana (presence /25g) in chilled chicken legs from Poland in the Czech Republic

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in chilled duck eguilette from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (in 5 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen chicken roll with cheese and bacon from Bulgaria, with raw material from Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland in Greece

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

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis, Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis and Salmonella enterica ser. Newport in frozen chicken fillets from Poland in France

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Sunflower Meal

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in sunflower seed meal from Romania in France

Research -Sneaky Salmonella finds a backdoor into plants

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Newswise — As the world wrestles with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which arose after the virus jumped from an animal species to the human species, University of Delaware researchers are learning about new ways other pathogens are jumping from plants to people.

Opportunistic bacteria — salmonella, listeria and E.coli, for example — often piggyback on raw vegetables, poultry, beef and other foods to gain entry into a human host, causing millions of foodborne illnesses each year.

But University of Delaware researchers Harsh Bais and Kali Kniel and their collaborators now have found that wild strains of salmonella can circumvent a plant’s immune defense system, getting into the leaves of lettuce by opening up the plant’s tiny breathing pores called stomates.

The plant shows no symptoms of this invasion and once inside the plant, the pathogens cannot just be washed off.

Stomates are little kidney-shaped openings on leaves that open and close naturally and are regulated by circadian rhythm. They open to allow the plant to cool off and breathe. They close when they detect threats from drought or plant bacterial pathogens.

Research – Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli: opportunistic bacteria


Researchers at the University of Delaware are examining how certain bacteria manage to bypass plant immune defenses.

As the world battles against the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which emerged after the virus moved from animal to human, researchers at the University of Delaware are learning new ways to other pathogens jump from plants to humans

Opportunistic bacteria,  Salmonella ,  Listeria  and  E. coli , for example – often attach themselves to raw vegetables, poultry, beef and other foods to enter a human host, causing millions of illnesses each year food.

But researchers from the University of Delaware,  Harsh Bais  and  Kali Kniel  and their collaborators have now discovered that wild strains of  Salmonella  can bypass a plant’s immune system, penetrating lettuce leaves by opening tiny pores. of the plant called stomata.
The plant has no symptoms of this invasion and once inside the plant, the pathogens cannot simply be washed out.

Australia – Salmonella illnesses linked to backyard chickens in Australia

Food Safety News


Authorities in an Australian state are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with or consumption of eggs from backyard chickens.

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services is looking into nine cases of gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella Enteritidis. People became sick between late April and the end of May.

Professor Brett Sutton, chief health officer in Victoria, said investigations so far have not identified a common source, but most cases had contact with, or consumed eggs from backyard chickens.

The Department of Health and Human Services is following up all notified cases of Salmonella Enteritidis and working with Agriculture Victoria and the chief veterinary officer to manage the infection in these chickens.

Ireland – Recall of Kresto Sezam Sesame Seeds due to the Presence of Salmonella


Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2020.34
Product: Kresto Sezam Sesame Seeds, pack size: 200g
Batch Code: L200551V4646; Best before: 31/08/2021
Country Of Origin: India


The above batch of Kresto Sezam Sesame Seeds is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

The implicated batches could cause salmonellosis. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold.


Consumers are advised not to consume the implicated batch.

Kresto Sesame Seeds


France – Petitgas brand dried filet mignon 30 slices – Salmonella


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Presence of Salmonella


Those who hold this product are asked not to consume and destroy them, or to bring them back to the store for exchange.

Food poisoning caused by salmonella results in gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain, often accompanied by fever; these symptoms may be more severe in young children, immunocompromised people and the elderly. The incubation period can range from 6 to 72 hours.
People who have consumed the products mentioned below and who present these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor by reporting this consumption.


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• 3275461006367 – DLC: 08/28/2020 – Lot: 01710010
• 3275461006398 – DLC: 08/27/2020 – Lot: 01700015

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