EU Salmonella Food Poisoning Cases Have Risen Since 2014

EU Salmonella Food Poisoning Cases Have Risen Since 2014

Increase is a reversal of a decade-long declining trend.

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December 13, 2017
Edited by QA Staff
International Pathogens

FOX News - The number of Salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by three percent since 2014 in a "worrying" reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food safety officials said in a report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Salmonella bacteria was the most common cause of foodborne illness in 2016, accounting for 22.3 percent of outbreaks, compared with 11.5 percent in 2015, and there were 94,530 human cases of salmonellosis reported in the EU in 2016.

Additionally, overall outbreak numbers were broadly stable, with 4,786 food-borne outbreaks in 2016 compared with 4,362 in 2015, the report said.

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Photo: CDC - Food associated with Salmonella.

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