Salmonella incidence In 2005, a total of 170,497 cases of human salmonellosis were reported to the Basic Surveillance Network (BSN) from 22 EU Member States (MS). The incidence in the EU was 40.0 per 100,000 population. Foodborne sources of SalmonellaThese include a variety of foodstuffs of both animal and plant origin. Transmission typically occurs when organisms are introduced into the food chain via faecal contamination. During cutting and mincing cross contamination can spread into fresh meat cuts and meat preparations.
Eggs and egg products In the EU, among foodborne cases of human Salmonellosis, eggs and egg products are the most frequently implicated sources. Control of Salmonella in the table egg sector is generally by monitoring and control in breeder and layer flocks. Salmonella levels reported in fresh eggs, raw egg at processing and at retail have generally been steady (usually below 3 per cent). In the Netherlands in 2007, it was estimated that 22 per cent of Salmonellosis cases were because of eggs.
Aporte: Guillermo Figueroa