While there are over 2,600 serotypes of Salmonella, a smaller number are commonly linked to human illness. Conventional culture-based identification culminates in selecting a small number of colonies. This poses a problem when multiple serotypes are present in a sample, as it tends to
Whenever there’s a new incidence of a notifiable disease, the local authorities swing into action, implementing crisis management plans to contain the spread of the infection. As news disseminates, there’s inevitability renewed interest from a broader audience into the questions ‘how
In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that disease outbreaks are not one-off incidents. Our food industry will continue to face challenges in an increasingly interconnected world with a growing population.
Food recalls are most importantly a public health issue, but they are also significant economic issues. The average cost of a recall to a food company is $10M in direct costs, in addition to brand damage and lost sales according to a joint industry study by the Food Marketing Institute
A risk to food safety: Salmonella costs the global egg industry billions every year in lost revenue, recalls and loss of brand value. Eggs are widely accepted as a major source of human salmonellosis. Where outbreaks occur, sales of poultry products are hit hard for long periods.
It's four years since Independent Poultry Veterinarian Dr. Haroldo Toro warned that AI virus may survive in chicken feed, especially when it is unprotected from contamination by organic material such as faeces.