A new University of Georgia study shows promise in reducing foodborne pathogens by applying sanitizers to tomatoes while they are still in the fields.
The CDC and multiple states are investigating several multi-state outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. As of July 13, 2018, 212 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 44 states. The illnesses started being reported in February. Thirty-four people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have […]
The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut melon. As of June 7, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Adelaide have been reported from five states. States that have reported illnesses include Illinois (6 cases), Indiana […]
Twelve more people from five states have become ill since Rose Acre Farms recalled 200 million eggs in April for salmonella potential. In total 35 cases have been reported across nine states with 11 people hospitalized. No one has died. On April 13, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because […]
The key to breeding pathogen-resistant chickens may be as easy as testing the rooster, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas. The test identifies roosters whose blood contains naturally high levels of two key chemicals, cytokines and chemokines. These chemicals mobilize the birds’ innate immune response, according to ARS microbiologist Christi […]
Some types of Salmonella cause disease in food animals. Others cause foodborne illness in humans. A new vaccine developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, protects against both types of Salmonella in food animals. Most Salmonella vaccines only protect against one type of the pathogen. This leaves pigs susceptible to disease from […]
A calf may have the healthiest gastrointestinal tract and best immune system in the world at birth, but that doesn’t mean it’s not susceptible to Salmonella. “There are two kinds of farms. Those that have Salmonella and those that don’t know they have it,” said Dr. Corale Dorn, DVM, Dell Veterinary Clinic, Dell Rapids, South […]
Wisconsin State Veterinarian, Dr. Paul McGraw, is urging cattle producers to take preventative measures against a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg that is linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 21 people from eight states have become infected with the specific strain of […]