Why Focus on Salmonella and Food Safety?

FSP approaches 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢 as one of the greatest food safety risks for poultry operations worldwide – and the one that can be most impacted through interventions. By implementing practices and strategies to reduce 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢 risk, FSP can also lower the food safety risks posed by other pathogens common in poultry production, while helping producers meet marketplace demands for safer food.

What is Salmonellosis?

Foodborne Salmonellosis poses a significant risk to human health.

Globally, every year 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢 causes an estimated:1 

94 million human infections & 155,000 deaths.

There are thousands of 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢 strains, but just two are responsible for 60% of outbreaks worldwide.

EFSA and ECDC. (2021)

The European Union One Health 2019 Zoonoses Report (2).

1. Hendriksen et al. (2011) Global Monitoring of Salmonella Serovar Distribution from the World Health Organization Global Foodborne Infections Network Country Data Bank: Results of Quality Assured Laboratories from 2001 to 2007. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease; 8:887-900.

2. EFSA and ECDC. (2019) The European Union One Health 2019 Zoonoses Report. EFSA Journal;19(2):6406.

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