Australian outbreak data shows Salmonella typhimurium is the biggest offender

The latest foodborne illness outbreak data is in from OzFoodNet, a tracking network organized by Australia’s Department of Health.

The report shows that in 2012, 2,117 people in Australia were affected by foodborne illness outbreaks, resulting in nine deaths and 183 hospitalizations. Exactly 144 outbreaks led to these numbers, 47 of them recorded in the […]

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 […]

Research on Salmonella in cattle lymph nodes continues

Recent research has been showing that the foodborne pathogen Salmonella can be apparent in the lymph nodes of cattle causing contamination in undercooked ground beef. Commonly thought of as a concern in undercooked poultry instead of beef, Salmonella may be showing up in ground beef because the lymph nodes are not typically removed during the […]