Data on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food are collected annually by the EU Member States (MSs), jointly analysed by the EFSA and the ECDC and reported in a yearly EU Summary Report. The an
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can be described as the quintessential One Health issue: it involves humans, animals and the environment.
It is also a multisectoral food safety problem whose effects transcend borders. With such an interlinked context,
On February 20, 2019, PulseNet, the molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified six Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26:H11 infections with the same pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern combinat
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), novel foods and emerging risks are some of the main topics facing the food system, according to EFSA’s chief scientist.
Marta Hugas, from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), said regulatory agencies face challen
The Health Protection Team (HPT) in the Department of Public Health, HSE North East would like to advise the public to take extra care when in contact with farm animals following an increase in the numbers of cryptosporidiosis and VTEC (E. coli)infec
An E. coli O157 outbreak in the United Kingdom that affected 36 people has been linked to a fast food product containing imported cucumbers.
Investigations into the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak this past year pointed to a certain fas
Officials in the United Kingdom are investigating close to 30 related Hepatitis A infections with some linked to imported dates.
There are 28 people sick in different parts of England since the start of this year, according to Public Health England (
Researchers have studied the relationship between consumer practices, kitchens, and the risk of cross-contamination with pathogens in Europe.
Participants from 87 households in six European countries were observed and interviewed in 2018 during shopp
A is one of the most common foodborne-diseases worldwide, and one of the most common reported in the United States, with about 241,000 people sickened every year, leading to about 10,000 hospitalizations. So how do you know if you have a Staphyl
Between May 2018 and December 2020, 193 human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 were reported in Denmark (2), Finland (4), France (33), Germany (6), Ireland (12), the Netherlands (3), Poland (5), Sweden (6), and the United Kingdom
A Salmonella outbreak linked to certain retailer-sold breaded chicken products has caused almost 500 cases of food poisoning in the UK over the past year. It’s not the first time this has happened with other countries previously experiencing similar
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) new snapshot poll of 2,132 adults aged 16-75 in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland reveals half of adults do not always check the use-by date on their food before eating it.
Microbiological specifications for foods are set to keep food safe and of good quality. Recent advances in microbial population analysis have provided more evidence to
support the idea that the pathogenic microflora is in competition with the spoilage
Due to its ability to colonise, grow and form in niches in food manufacturing environments, the management of Listeria monocytogenes can be complex, particularly for food manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In addition to an effe
Two outbreaks of hepatitis A virus (HAV) with 17 infections are under investigation in Ireland.
A total of 21 patients have been identified during a three-month period in Dublin, with 17 linked to the outbreaks that began in November 2020. One of the
In 2011, WRAP estimated that 1.2% of fishery produce was wasted, costing retailers alone £12 million. Why are fish and seafood products so perishable? Understanding this may help us identify ways of extending shelf-life by a day or more, potentially
The Cost Estimates of Foodborne Illnesses data product provides detailed data about the costs of major foodborne illnesses in the United States, updating and extending previous ERS research. This data set includes the following:
- Detailed identificat
This report of the EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2019 in 36 European countries (28 Member States (MS) and eight non‐MS). The first and second most
Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. coli infections declined in Europe but Listeria monocytogenes infections went up in 2019, according to figures from the zoonoses report.
Campylobacteriosis was the top infection followed by Salmonellosis, Shiga toxin-
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