Category Archives: salmonellosis

Norway – Norway links Salmonella outbreak to raw milk cheese

Food Safety News

Six people in Norway have fallen ill in recent months with the source of infection thought to be contaminated raw milk cheese from France.

The foodborne outbreak was suspected to be caused by Salmonella Dublin in chilled cheese made with unpasteurized milk.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) investigated the outbreak with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) and Norwegian Veterinary Institute.

USA – Factors Potentially Contributing to the Contamination of Peaches Implicated in the Summer 2020 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis

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Czech Republic – Class A chicken without offal from Poland- Salmonella

Potraviny na Pranyri

Place of inspection:
Vedryne ( Vedryne 131, 73994 Vedryne )
Company ID: 07329695
Food group: Meat and meat products Unpacked: meat, minced meat, meat preparations
Class A chicken without offal
Category: Dangerous food
Unsatisfactory parameter:
Salmonella enterica serum. Infantis

The pathogenic bacterium Salmonella enterica serum was detected in chicken meat Infantis , which can cause a condition called salmonellosis.

Lots: 109921138
Expiration date: 4/15/2021
Producer: SuperDrob SA, PL 06630501 WE, Zimna 2, Lublin, 20-952 Poland
Country of origin:  Poland
Date of sampling: 9. 4. 2021
Reference number: 21-000016-SVS-CZ
 
The sample was found by official inspection of the State Veterinary Administration.
 

Research -Salmonella use intestinal epithelial cells to colonize the gut

Science Daily

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The immune system’s attempt to eliminate Salmonella bacteria from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract instead facilitates colonization of the intestinal tract and fecal shedding, according to National Institutes of Health scientists. The study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, was conducted by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) scientists at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana.

Salmonella Typhimurium bacteria (hereafter Salmonella) live in the gut and often cause gastroenteritis in people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates Salmonella bacteria cause about 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in the United States every year. Contaminated food is the source for most of these illnesses. Most people who get ill from Salmonella have diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps but recover without specific treatment. Antibiotics typically are used only to treat people who have severe illness or who are at risk for it.

Salmonella bacteria also can infect a wide variety of animals, including cattle, pigs and chickens. Although clinical disease usually resolves within a few days, the bacteria can persist in the GI tract for much longer. Fecal shedding of the bacteria facilitates transmission to new hosts, especially by so-called “super shedders” that release high numbers of bacteria in their feces.

NIAID scientists are studying how Salmonella bacteria establish and maintain a foothold in the GI tract of mammals. One of the first lines of defense in the GI tract is the physical barrier provided by a single layer of intestinal epithelial cells. These specialized cells absorb nutrients and are a critical barrier that prevent pathogens from spreading to deeper tissues. When bacteria invade these cells, the cells are ejected into the gut lumen — the hollow portion of the intestines. However, in previous studies, NIAID scientists had observed that some Salmonella replicate rapidly in the cytosol — the fluid portion — of intestinal epithelial cells. That prompted them to ask: does ejecting the infected cell amplify rather than eliminate the bacteria?

To address this question, the scientists genetically engineered Salmonella bacteria that self-destruct when exposed to the cytosol of epithelial cells but grow normally in other environments, including the lumen of the intestine. Then they infected laboratory mice with the self-destructing Salmonella bacteria and found that replication in the cytosol of mouse intestinal epithelial cells is important for colonization of the GI tract and fuels fecal shedding. The scientists hypothesize that, by hijacking the epithelial cell response, Salmonella amplify their ability to invade neighboring cells and seed the intestine for fecal shedding.

The researchers say this is an example of how the pressure exerted by the host immune response can drive the evolution of a pathogen, and vice versa. The new insights offer new avenues for developing novel interventions to reduce the burden of this important pathogen.

USA – Poultry Poop has sickened 163 in 43 states with Salmonella

Food Poison Journal

As of May 20, 2021, a total of 163 people infected with one of the outbreak strains have been reported from 43 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from February 12, 2021, to April 25, 2021.

Sick people range in age from less than 1 to 87 years, with a median age of 24 years, and 58% are female. Of 109 people with information available, 34 (31%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella. In addition, recent illnesses may not yet be reported as it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak.

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella -Sesame Seeds – Ground Onions – Chicken Neck Skin – Sausage – Chilled Beef Trimmings – MDM – Polish Chicken

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salmonella (presente in 25g) in semi di sesamo dalla Nigeria//salmonella in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Italy

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Salmonella spp. und überhöhter Gehalt an Blei in gemahlenen Zwiebeln aus Indien /// Salmonella spp. and increased lead content in ground onions from India in Germany

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Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken neck skin from Poland in the Czech Republic

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Salmonella Enteritidis in sausage from Poland in the UK

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Salmonella Dublin in chilled beef trimmings in Sweden, Finland and Denmark

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Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken neck skin from Poland in the Netherlands and Czech Republic

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Salmonella Infantis in chicken MDM from Poland in Bulgaria

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Salmonella Enteritidis in chicken elements from Poland in Germany and the UK

Denmark – Deaths reported as Danish Salmonella outbreak grows

Food Safety News

A Salmonella outbreak in Denmark is continuing to affect more people and has also been linked to three deaths.

The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) previously reported that 25 people were infected and 14 had needed hospital treatment with most falling ill this past month.

The agency has now revealed 33 people have the same type of Salmonella typhimurium in the country and 19 have been hospitalized.

UK – SFC recalls SFC Chicken products because of the presence of Salmonella

FSA

FC are recalling SFC Chicken Poppets and Take-Home Boneless Bucket because Salmonella has been found in the products. Batch codes starting with an L are displayed on the inner packaging inside the box.

Product details

SFC Take-Home Boneless Bucket
Pack size 650g
Batch code All codes
Best before 28 November 2021
SFC Chicken Poppets
Pack size 190g
Batch code L:13720 L:15520
Best before 24 September 2021
SFC Chicken Poppets
Pack size 190g
Batch code L:13720 L:15520
Best before 31 October 2021
SFC Chicken Poppets
Pack size 190g
Batch code L:25820
Best before 28 February 2022

Risk statement

The presence of Salmonella in the products listed above.

Symptoms caused by Salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Action taken by the company

SFC is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund or alternatively, email a photo of the product packaging clearly showing the batch code information printed on the inner bag of the products to customerservices@sfcwholesale.co.uk for a refund and then safely dispose of the product at home.

Research – Hepatitis A outbreak with the concurrence of Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Poona infection in children of urban Vellore, south India – 2019

IJID Online

Background: Outbreaks of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection continue to be reported from India, that have transitioned from hyper-to-intermediate endemicity. Hepatitis A and Salmonella sp. share similar routes of transmission and may co-infect individuals at risk. We report here an outbreak of hepatitis A with concomitant Salmonellosis from an urban settlement of Vellore in south India between July and August 2019.

Our findings highlight that Hepatitis A infection can present as sporadic outbreaks in communities with sub-standard water and sewage systems, along with the co-infection of other enteric infections such as invasive Salmonellosis. Thus, population-based surveillance for Hepatitis A is required in India, to identify populations and geographical regions at risk, and thereby potentially plan implementation strategies for Hepatitis A vaccination.

Denmark – Salmonella in Dog Food

DVFA

Maxi Zoo is recalling a batch of Multifit chicken necks for dogs because salmonella has been found in the product.

Recalled Foods , Published: February 3, 2021

Modified February 3, 2021
Which feed:
Multifit chicken neck ( see picture here )
Net weight: 200 g
Best before date: 28.04.2022
Bar code: 4047777206682
Batch: 261020
Sold in:
Various Maxi Zoo stores
Company recalling:
Maxi Zoo Danmark A / S
Cause:
Salmonella has been found in the product.
Risk:
There is a risk that people who handle the feed may be infected with salmonella. The symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, fever and vomiting.
Advice for consumers:
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to deliver the product back to the store where it was purchased or to discard it.