• Rare Salmonella strain behind Australian egg outbreak

    6 days ago - By Food Safety

    Researchers have reported on a rare Salmonella serotype that caused an outbreak in Australia from 2017 to 2018.
    Salmonella Hessarek was responsible for 25 infections in South Australia between March 2017 to July 2018 linked to one unnamed brand of eggs which are produced and predominantly sold in the state.
    The team said any substantial changes in the epidemiology of egg-associated Salmonella needs to be considered in future risk assessments and reviews of regulation .
    From Jan. 1, 2012, to Dec. 31, 2016, there were 96 notifications of Salmonella Hessarek nationally. Of these, 52 were for...
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