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EU salmonella spike caused by egg contamination

  • 18 Dec 11:56

An increase in levels of salmonella contamination in eggs has been blamed for a rise in total cases of salmonellosis across the European Union after years of decline. Cases ofSalmonella Enteritidisacquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014, according to the annual joint report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In laying hens, the prevalence increased from 0.7% to 1.21% over the same period. For last year,S. Enteritidiscaused one in 6 foodborne disease outbreaks. Highest deaths among outbreak cases There were 94,530 human cases of salmonellosis reported in the EU in. Read more...