May 10, 2018

11/05/2018: Salmonella outbreaks an ongoing threat

Each year, 1.3 million people are infected with one of the 2,300 types of salmonella in the United States. The report, released recently by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also revealed that the problem hospitalises about 23,000 people and kills 450 annually. After the sudden cases increase, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates 22 types of recent bacterial infections in the country.

The entity announced this month the withdrawal of more than 200 million eggs possibly contaminated from US supermarket chains. The two most common types found in the country are Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium, responsible for about half of human infections, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.

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