Multi-State Food-borne Salmonella outbreak

By 22. October 2012Blog

An outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infection involving 167 confirmed and 254 probable cases is on-going in several Member States of the European Union (EU).

The epidemiological and microbiological information gathered through the public health, food and veterinary investigations strongly suggest that the turkey production chain is the source of the outbreak. However, the contribution of other food and animal sources, such as beef, pork and broiler meat to the outbreak cannot be ruled out.

It is important to highlight that persons working in the food chain at all levels (from production to catering) as well as consumers should be very strict with personal (hand washing) and food hygiene (avoid cross-contamination between ready-to-eat and raw meat) when handling raw turkey meat.

This news has been cited from the EFSA Jounal (LINK).