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Which food categories cause salmonellosis in Australia?


Sumner, JL and Raven, G and Givney, R, Which food categories cause salmonellosis in Australia?, Food Australia, 55, (12) pp. 597-601. ISSN 1032-5298 (2003) [Refereed Article]


Using data on salmonellosis and Salmonella isolations from foods and animals gathered by the National Enteric Pathogens Surveillance Scheme (NEPSS), an attempt has been made, by serovar matching, to quantify the involvement of different food commodities in salmonellosis. Based on NEPSS data from 2000, it is suggested that poultry and egg products were associated with 35% of salmonelloses, meat products with 31%, plant foods with 10% and the remainder (24%) with "Other" food categories. Serovar matching from the same primary data sources also implicates pet animals as a possible source of salmonellosis. A need is indicated for more proactive links between food testing and controlling authorities in order to reverse current upwards trends in food poisoning in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Food safety
UTAS Author:Sumner, JL (Dr John Sumner)
ID Code:27088
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-04-21

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