Salmonella - Articles and news items

Testing foods for the presence of microbial contaminants

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  22 December 2016  •  J. A. Hudson; N. Cook

While there are relatively few microbial pathogens which are tested for in foods compared to the number of chemicals which might be sought, cheap, sensitive and rapid methods remain elusive…

Eggs from small flocks just as likely to contain Salmonella enteritidis

Featured news, Industry news  •  16 September 2016  •  College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State

Eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis as eggs sold in grocery stores, say researchers from Penn State…

Salmonella risk reduced

Industry news  •  26 July 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

A new report on Salmonella in eggs show that contamination risk has reduced since last report.

Bacteriophages reduce salmonella in meat products by 90%

Industry news  •  24 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Researchers are using an old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages to reduce salmonella bacteria in meat products…

Study looks at salmonella survival in filled cookies

Industry news  •  23 December 2015  •  Victoria White

In a recent study prompted by an increased number of outbreaks in the US of foodborne diseases linked to dry foods, pathogens, like salmonella, were found to survive for at least six months in biscuits, cookies and crackers…

Salmonella – Isolation, Identification, Confirmation

Featured news  •  12 October 2015  •  Bioconnections

Applicable to clinical, veterinary, environmental and foodstuff specimens or samples the following methodology provides for sensitive and specific isolation, identification and confirmation of your Salmonella isolates…

DuPont BAX System real-time PCR assay for Salmonella receives AOAC-RI validation extension

Industry news  •  24 September 2015  •  Victoria White

The AOAC-RI has approved a method extension for the DuPont BAX System real-time PCR assay for Salmonella to include enrichment protocols using Actero Salmonella Enrichment Media from FoodChek Systems…

US salmonella outbreak exec sentenced to 28 years

Industry news  •  22 September 2015  •  Victoria White

Stewart Parnell, a former executive of the Peanut Corporation of America, was given the longest sentence ever handed out in the US for a food poisoning outbreak…

IFR study reveals how Salmonella synchronises its invasion plan

Industry news  •  4 June 2015  •  

A study from the Institute of Food Research has uncovered a mechanism by which Salmonella bacteria organise the expression of genes required for infection…

Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals

Industry news  •  27 February 2015  •  The European Food Safety Authority

Treatment options for some of the most common food-borne infections are decreasing, as types of bacteria (called ‘isolates’) continue to show resistance to antimicrobial drugs…

FDA food safety challenge to spur new technologies for fighting foodborne illness

Industry news  •  24 September 2014  •  The Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce…

EFSA and ECDC assess second Salmonella outbreak

Industry news  •  8 September 2014  •  The European Food Safety Authority

The 38 human cases of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium detected recently in six Member States are likely to be part of the same cluster, a joint EFSA/ECDC report has found…

EFSA and ECDC assess Salmonella outbreak

Industry news  •  28 August 2014  •  European Food Safety Authority

Outbreaks and sporadic cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as one case reported in Luxembourg, appear to be linked by the time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates…

FSA advice to caterers on the safe handling of eggs

Industry news  •  26 August 2014  •  Food Standards Agency

The FSA is reminding caterers of its advice on the safe handling of eggs…

USDA announces additional food safety requirements, new inspection system for poultry products

Industry news  •  6 August 2014  •  The U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat…

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