Ana Vasconcellos, Carla Barros – Mérieux NutriSciences Portugal

 

SALMONELLA, THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF FOOD-BORNE OUTBREAKS IN THE EU

In 2018, about one out of three food-borne outbreaks in the EU were caused by Salmonella: this is one of the main conclusions of the annual report on trends and sources of zoonoses published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European
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In 2018, about one out of three food-borne outbreaks in the EU were caused by Salmonella:

this is one of the main conclusions of the annual report on trends and sources of zoonoses published by

the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

 

 

In 2018, Member States reported 5,146 food-borne outbreaks affecting 48,365 people.

A foodborne disease outbreak is an incident during which at least two people are affected

by the same disease from the same contaminated food or drink.

67% of the 1,581 outbreaks of Salmonella were in countries such as Slovakia,

Spain and Poland and were mainly related to eggs.

EFSA’s Chief Scientist explained that the number of outbreaks shows that consumer awareness needs

to be raised by improving hygiene measures in food preparation so that many food-borne diseases can be prevented.

 

Salmonellosis was the second most commonly reported gastrointestinal infection in humans in the EU (91,857 cases)

after Campylobacteriosis (246,571 cases).

 

SOURCE: EFSA

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