Category Archives: Salmonella

Research – Managing Salmonella Enteritidis in commercial chicken flocks

MPI

INTERIM REQUIREMENTS FOR MANAGING SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS FROM 6 OCTOBER 2022

The Animal Products Order: Emergency Control Scheme – Managing Salmonella Enteritidis in Commercial Chicken Flocks expired on 5 October 2022. After this, we’re using a regulatory framework to manage long-term risks to public health and international trade from Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).

Under the amended Animal Products Regulations 2021, people involved in the commercial chicken supply chain must have a registered Risk Management Programme no later than 1 November 2023. Before this occurs, interim requirements have been established in the Animal Product Notice: Production, Supply and Processing.

Animal Products Regulations 2021 

Animal Product Notice: Production, Supply and Processing [PDF, 2.5 MB]

On 29 June 2022, Cabinet agreed that risk management programmes (RMPs) and monitoring and surveillance programmes will be the regulatory framework. Industry was consulted on proposed options for a long-term regulatory framework from 29 April to 15 May 2022.

Management of Salmonella Enteritidis and Future Food Safety Risk [PDF, 817 KB]

The guidance on this web page will help people involved in the commercial chicken supply chain to comply with the good operating practice, testing and verification requirements of the Animal Product Notice: Production, Supply and Processing (the Notice) in Part JB1 [PDF, 2.5 MB]

The rules apply to all those in the commercial chicken supply chain, including:

  • breeders, hatcheries, and rearers
  • egg producers and broiler meat farms.

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of Glenhaven 4 Breaded Chicken Fillets due to the Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Glenhavent Chicken Fillets

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.63
Product: Come Home to Glenhaven 4 Breaded Chicken Fillets (frozen); pack size: 380g
Batch Code: 22158B; Best before: Dec 2023
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

The above batch of Glenhaven 4 Breaded Chicken Fillets 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:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

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 batch was sold.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

USA – FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Potentially Contaminated Raw Oysters from Oyster Kings in New Brunswick, Canada- Salmonella

FDA

Audience

Consumers who have recently purchased and restaurants and retailers who have sold or served the below recalled brands of Oyster Kings Inc. oysters that were harvested on 9/8/2022 in New Brunswick, Canada.

Product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Acadian Gold Oysters Choice Oysters 50 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/08
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Acadian Pearl Oysters Cocktail Oysters 24 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Baccarat Cocktail Oysters 50 pieces Various Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Capitaine Barney Oysters Jewel Oysters with Firebarns brand Tequila Lime Hot Sauce 24 pieces 6 28250 88624 5 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Coffret De L’Acadie Jewel Oysters
Cocktail Oysters
Choice Oysters
18 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Honeymoon Choice Oysters 18 pieces 6 28250 88604 7 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
No. 69 Jewel Oysters 18 pieces 6 28250 88608 5 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Nuit Blanche Jewel Oysters 50 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Opus Choice Oysters 18 pieces Not available Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Point. G Cocktail Oysters 12 pieces 6 28250 88607 8 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss
Sex on the Bay Cocktail Oysters 100 pieces None Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/08
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Umami Choice Oysters 18 pieces 6 28250 88621 4 Harvested: 2022/09/08
Packed: 2022/09/09
Harvest Zone: MS-0370/NB5G
Plant Code: 6009ss

Purpose

The FDA is advising consumers not to eat and to dispose of the recalled Oyster Kings Inc. oysters from Canada due to possible Salmonella contamination. These oysters were sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces, territories, and in the U.S. No illnesses are known to be linked to the recalled products as of 9/27/2022.

Consumers of these products who are experiencing symptoms of salmonellosis should contact their healthcare provider, who should report their symptoms to their local Health Department.

Symptoms of salmonellosis

Salmonella species are bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever. Most people infected with Salmonella begin to develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. Symptoms usually last four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. More severe cases may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases may become fatal.

Children younger than five, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe salmonellosis infections.

Summary of Problem and Scope

On 9/27/2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the FDA of Oyster Kings Inc.’s oyster recall, that product had been distributed in the U.S., and that the U.S. distribution list is pending.

Ireland – Recall of an Additional Batch of Dunnes Stores 4 Ready to Cook Southern Fried Chicken Fillets Due to the Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Dunnes Stores 4 Ready to Cook Southern Fried Chicken Fillet

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.60 (Update 1)
Product: Dunnes Stores 4 Ready to Cook Southern Fried Chicken Fillets (Frozen); pack size: 500g
Batch Code: Best before date: 08 Mar 2024
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

Message:

Further to FSAI Food Alert 2022.60, Dunnes Stores is recalling the above additional batch of its 4 Ready to Cook Southern Fried Chicken Fillets due to the presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe illness.

Action Required:

Consumers:

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: Recall of an additional batch of Dunnes Stores 4 Ready To Cook Southern Fried Chicken Fillets due to the presence of Salmonella.

France – Chorizo ​​to Grill – Salmonella

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name ARTYSAN
  • Model names or references CHORIZO OREADO distributed by the company GARCIN-SAVEURS D’ANTOINE CARNE DE CERDO DUROC AND SOLD ON THE TRADITIONAL DEPARTMENT
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    98423610072727 221413 Use-by date 21/11/2022
  • Products List090702_Professional_alert_transmission_sheet_Guide_to_management_of_alerts_cle0ecd21-1-1.pdfAttachment
  • Packaging PACKED IN BULK AND SOLD BY WEIGHT
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/13/2022 to 09/22/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark ES 10.03651/LO
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors NOT KNOWN

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall SALMONELLA
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)

Research – Pet Reptiles in Poland as a Potential Source of Transmission of Salmonella

MDPI

Reptiles are considered a potential source of Salmonella transmission to humans.
The aim of this research was to determine the incidence of Salmonella in pet reptiles in Poland and to examine Salmonella isolates with regard to their biochemical characteristics, serotype, antimicrobial susceptibility, and pathogenic and zoonotic potential.
The research material consisted of 67 reptile faeces samples. The taxonomic affiliation of the Salmonella isolates was determined by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, biochemical analyses, and serotyping; whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis was performed on three isolates whose serotype could not be determined by agglutination. The antimicrobial susceptibility of the Salmonella isolates was determined by the broth dilution method, and in the case of some antimicrobials by the disk diffusion method.
The pathogenic and zoonotic potential of the identified serotypes was estimated based on available reports and case studies. The presence of Salmonella was confirmed in 71.6% of faecal samples, with the highest incidence (87.1%) recorded for snakes, followed by lizards (77.8%) and turtles (38.9%). All isolates (n = 51) belonged to the species S. enterica, predominantly to subspecies I (66.7%) and IIIb (25.5%). Among these, 25 serotypes were identified, including 10 that had previously been confirmed to cause reptile-associated salmonellosis (RAS). Salmonella isolates were susceptible to all antimicrobial substances used except streptomycin, to which 9.8% of the strains showed resistance.
None of the strains contained corresponding resistance genes. The study demonstrates that pet reptiles kept in Poland are a significant reservoir of Salmonella and contribute to knowledge of the characteristics of reptilian Salmonella strains. Due to the risk of salmonellosis, contact with these animals requires special hygiene rules.

Research -Microbial safety and sanitary quality of strawberry primary production in Belgium: risk factors for Salmonella and Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) contamination

Academia Edu

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ABSTRACT 
Strawberries are an important fruit in Belgium both in production and consumption, but little
information is available about the presence of Salmonella  and STEC in these berries, the risk
factor in agricultural production and possible specific mitigation options. In 2012, a survey
was undertaken of three soil and three soilless cultivation systems in Belgium.
No Salmonella spp. was isolated. No STEC was detected in the strawberry samples (0 out of 72), but STEC
was detected by qPCR in 11 out of 78 irrigation water and 2 out of 24 substrate samples.
Culture isolates were obtained for 2 out of 11 qPCR positive irrigation water samples and 2
out of 2 substrate samples. Multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed elevated generic  E. coli
numbers (odds ratio (OR) for 1 log increase being 4.6) as the most important risk factor for STEC, together with the berry picking season (elevated risk in summer). Presence of generic  E. coli in the irrigation water (≥ 1 cfu per 100 ml) was mainly influenced by the type of irrigation water (collected rainfall water stored in ponds was more often contaminated than ground water pumped from boreholes (OR = 5.8)) and the lack of prior treatment (untreated water versus water subjected to sand filtration prior to use (OR = 19.2)). The follow-up study in 2013 at one of the producers indicated cattle as the most likely source of 
STEC contamination of the irrigation water.

Research – Study Examines Listeria, Salmonella Survival in Dry Packaging Facilities, Efficacy of Sanitizers

Food Safety Magazine

An ongoing study funded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) is examining the survival of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes on surfaces in dry food packaging facilities, as well as the efficacy of dry cleaning processes on pathogen reduction. The study, led by Clemson University researchers Paul Dawson, Ph.D., and Kay Cooksey, Ph.D., aims to improve produce safety by identifying and investigating critical areas for microbial risk that exist in packinghouse environments after the washing, waxing, and drying steps.

Dr. Dawson chose to focus on Salmonella and L. monocytogenes due to their prevalence in produce packaging facilities, as well as their differing physiological characteristics. For instance, packaging facilities issued recalls for stone fruits contaminated with L. monocytogenes and peaches contaminated with Salmonella in 2016 and 2020, respectively. Additionally, while Salmonella is resistant to drying and can persist on surfaces with low water activity, L. monocytogenes survives and grows under cool, damp conditions. Salmonella can still survive in lower temperatures, but its growth is inhibited.

Netherlands – Crave Chips variant Cheese from The Organic Crave Company – Salmonella

NVWA

Safety warning Crave Chips variant Cheese from The Organic Crave Company

The Organic Crave Company warns against Crave Chips variant Cheese from The Organic Crave Company. The product may be contaminated with salmonella. Do not eat the product.

See the website of the Bickery Food Group

Which product is it?

  • Crave Chips variant Cheese packaging
  • Best before date (Best before): 08-05-2023
  • Lot number: 20202008D

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Sesame Seeds – Polish Chicken Products – Chicken Burger – Sesame Paste – Chicken Breast – Salted Chicken

RASFF

Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis detected in chilled boneless skinless chicken breast from Poland in Romania

RASFF

Salmonella spp in frozen chicken burgers from Greece in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic

RASFF

Salmonella spp. in sesame paste from Turkey in Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

SALMONELLA IN SESAME SEEDS FROM TURKEY in Greece

RASFF

Salmonella enteritidis in Chicken breast from the Netherlands in the UK and Northern Ireland

RASFF

Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken from Thailand in the Netherlands

RASFF

Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen salted chicken from Thailand in the Netherlands