Salmonella outbreak – poultry meat investigated
// 12 Aug 2008
Source of Article: http://www.worldpoultry.net/news/id2205-55208/salmonella_outbreak__poultry_meat_investigated.html
Food standards agencies alerted retailers and consumers to be aware of food safety.
to reports, food standards agencies investigating an outbreak of salmonella in
Confirmed cases of Salmonella
80 cases of Salmonella Agona have been confirmed in
Meat and poultry products
There are suspicions around investigations into meat and poultry products. However, food watchdogs say the exact source of the outbreak has not been found yet. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is conducting laboratory testing on possible sources of contamination.
“The FSAI is advising food outlets providing ready-to-eat sandwiches to be particularly strict in adhering to best hygiene practices. It reminds retailers of the importance of ensuring that hot sandwiches must be thoroughly cooked before serving to the consumer. It also reiterates the need for strict procedures to be followed at all times to avoid cross-contamination between raw and cooked foods,” said a spokesperson.
company, Dawn Farm Foods, has withdrawn some products from its food supply
chain as a precautionary measure, the Agency has stated.
The Agency has said it is working hard to find the source of the outbreak.
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