Salmonella No. 1 Foodborne Illness in EU

Source of Article:  http://www.foodproductdesign.com/hotnews/salmonella-no--1-foodborne-illness-in-eu.html

 

05/14/2009

PARMA, Italy—Salmonella continues to be the most commonly reported cause of foodborne outbreaks in the European Union, followed by foodborne viruses and Campylobacter, according to a new report from The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Of the 2,201 Salmonella outbreaks reported, 590 verified outbreaks affected 8,922 people, resulting in 1,773 hospitalizations and 10 deaths. Eggs or products containing eggs were the foods most frequently involved in the Salmonella outbreaks.

The report, “Community Summary Report on Foodborne Outbreaks in the European Union in 2007,” is based on a new reporting system distinguishing between possible and verified outbreaks.

Sources:

·         European Food Safety Authority: THE COMMUNITY SUMMARY REPORT ON FOOD-BORNE OUTBREAKS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IN 2007

 

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