Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sixteen years of Salmonella Trends reported by FSIS

FSIS reports that Salmonella is the leading cause of bacterial foodborne illness in the United States and causes an estimated 1.2 million illnesses, 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths, each year. The data from 2014 estimates that 360,000 (30%) of foodborne illnesses are attributed to FSIS-regulated products, which is a 9.3% decrease compared to 2010.

FSIS conducted ednontyphoidal Salmonella serotype testing on isolates recovered from raw meat and poultry products, subject to sampling under the Pathogen Reduction Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (PR/HACCP) verification testing program. The results presented here provide an estimate of relative serotype distributions for each product class during the 16-year period following implementation of the PR/HACCP program (1998-2014). The top 10 Salmonella serotypes identified from the testing in 2014 are listed in Table 1a. Different types of Salmonella serotypes were found in the various types of meat and poultry.

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Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle