Outbreak alert: Salmonella in the U.S. and U.K.

Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne pathogens, and we see a few large outbreaks of it each year. It’s most often associated with chicken and egg products, but lately it has been associated with other products as well.

In the U.K.

Nearly 300 people have been sickened and one has passed away in […]

Over 200 million eggs recalled due to Salmonella

Before you break out the frying pan this morning for your sunny-side-up breakfast, be sure to check out this recent food recall notice: nearly 207 million eggs were voluntarily recalled Friday due to possible contamination with the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella.

“Consumers who have purchased shell eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled […]

Tox Tuesday: Kratom linked to opioids, Salmonella poisoning

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Kratom, a plant-based drug commonly taken in an attempt to treat pain and addiction withdrawal, has been in the news a lot lately as authorities try to outline the health risks of the loosely regulated substance.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two separate warnings about […]

Whole genome sequencing used to investigate Salmonella outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently released a report on a 2016 Salmonella outbreak, identifying it to the public for the first time.

More than 30 people across nine U.S. states were sickened. Eight of those people were hospitalized, with victims spreading from Texas […]

Salmonella outbreak could be at fault for collapse of Aztec society

Salmonella

After analyzing the DNA of bacteria found inside buried ancient Aztecs, some scientists now believe an outbreak of Salmonella could actually be to blame for the death of 80% of their population, and in turn, the collapse of their society 500 years ago.

This is potentially the first genetic evidence of the pathogen […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

Ten Countries Impacted by Salmonella Tainted Eggs from Poland – Food Safety Magazine More than 360 people in 10 countries have been affected by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to an […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Agriculture

Research into water-saving pineapple that may help feed the world – Dallas Morning News Pineapples are yummy in fruit salads, piña coladas and stir fries. In agricultural circles, they’re renowned water misers […]

Experts eye imported eggs as source of Salmonella outbreak in England

A recent outbreak of Salmonella in England has led authorities to issue warnings concerning the use of imported eggs.

Reports have identified the strain of Salmonella responsible for outbreak as Salmonella enteritidis PT14b, a strain of particular concern to the egg industry. The strain has not been found in eggs in the United Kingdom (UK), […]