Strategies that Support Global Food Safety (U01)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-FD-16-034 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: AgricultureConsumer ProtectionFood and NutritionCFDA Number: 93.103Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: HHS-FDAClosing Date: May 26, 2016Award Ceiling: $1,000,000Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Mar 24, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: FDA announces its intention to accept and consider a single source application for award of a cooperative agreement to the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses (FOS) to support strategies that address global food safety. This Cooperative Agreement is expected to contribute to the knowledge base of the current state of food safety globally, including challenges, risks and emerging trends, based on WHO’s existing network efforts, such as the Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN), International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), Global Environment Monitoring System for Food (GEMS/Food); Global Early Warning Systems for Animal Diseases Including Zoonoses (GLEWS); Enable the sharing of scientific findings and data through expert meetings and technical consultations; Enhance capacity at international and national levels in such areas of laboratory analyses, surveillance, and risk assessment/risk management, including throug...
Source: Grants.gov - Category: Research Tags: Agriculture Consumer Protection Food and Nutrition Source Type: funding

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AbstractBackgroundBrucellosis is one of the most severe widespread zoonoses caused by the Gram-negative bacteriumBrucella species. The diagnosis and clinical assessment of human brucellosis are very important for the management of patients, while there is a lack of effective methods to detectBrucellae. Classical culture ofBrucella species is time consuming and often fails. A simple and sensitive assay is needed for diagnosis ofBrucella infection and monitoring of treatment in man.MethodsBlood samples and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from 154 patients hospitalized for brucellosis.Brucella antibo...
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Rasha M.A. Gharieb, Elshaima M. Fawzi, Ibrahim ElsohabyAbstractAntimicrobial resistance profile of E. coli and Salmonella serovars isolated from diarrheic calves and handlers in Egypt is unknown due to the absence of monitoring. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the virulence, genetic and antimicrobial resistance profiles of E. coli and Salmonella serovars associated with diarrhea in calves and handlers in intensive dairy farms in Egypt. A total of 36 bacterial strains (20 E. coli and 16 S...
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Abstract Antimicrobial resistance profile of E. coli and Salmonella serovars isolated from diarrheic calves and handlers in Egypt is unknown due to the absence of monitoring. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the virulence, genetic and antimicrobial resistance profiles of E. coli and Salmonella serovars associated with diarrhea in calves and handlers in intensive dairy farms in Egypt. A total of 36 bacterial strains (20 E. coli and 16 Salmonella) were isolated from fecal samples of 80 diarrheic Holstein dairy calves (10 E. coli and 13 Salmonella) and hand swabs of 35 handlers (10 E. coli and 3 Salmonella) i...
Source: Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases. - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis Source Type: research
In conclusion, C. perfringens contamination in some duck products in Tai'an retail market was relatively high, and most of the isolates exhibited broad-spectrum antimicrobial resistance. Although all the isolates belong to type A, considerable genetic diversity was observed, and a portion of the strains from human and duck was found to be phylogenetically close. The results indicated that antimicrobial-resistance strains of duck origin pose a potential threat to humans by spreading through the food chain. PMID: 31536821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Anaerobe - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Anaerobe Source Type: research
This study aimed to characterize the resistance to antimicrobials, plasmids and virulence, as well as the serotypes and phylogenetic groups inE. coli isolated from sheep in Brazil. A total of 57 isolates were obtained and showed different antimicrobial resistance profiles. Nineteen isolates presented acquired antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) (blaCTX-M-Gp9,qnrB, qnrS, oqxB, oqxA, tetA, tetB, tetC, sul1 andsul2) and plasmid families (F, FIA, FIB, I1, K, HI1 and ColE-like). Thestx1,stx2 andehxA virulence genes were detected by PCR, being 50 isolates (87.7%) classified as STEC. A great diversity of serotypes was detected,...
Source: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study demonstrated that VRSA is present in camel abattoirs in Egypt. Zoonotic transmission between animals and human is probable and reflects both a public health threat and a food safety concern.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
syl D Abstract Turtoises are a great puzzle when it comes to their bacterial flora, the composition and structure of which are still unknown in details. Its component which has been best described so far is Salmonella spp., presumably due to the threat of reptile-associated salmonellosis in humans. This investigation tried to assess and characterize intestinal bacterial flora of imported tortoises found dead during quarantine. Most of the animals carried various serovars of Salmonella showing no antimicrobial resistance. Presence of multiresistant Escherichia coli was possibly a result of industrial breeding and h...
Source: Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases. - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis Source Type: research
I, Rovira J Abstract The fastidious requirement of the zoonotic pathogen Campylobacter jejuni contrasts with its ability to overcome harsh conditions. Different strategies might be involved in the survival and persistence of C. jejuni through the poultry food chain. Therefore, the aims of this study were to get insights in the survival strategies in the poultry slaughterhouse environment by (i) characterizing factors such as biofilm formation, virulence and antimicrobial resistance in environmental isolates and (ii) understanding the possible link between the phenotypic and genetic characterization using whole gen...
Source: Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Microbiol Source Type: research
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/28/2019. This 25-page report presents the results of the third round of the external quality assessment on antimicrobial susceptibility testing for national public health laboratories for Campylobacter (Campylobacter EQA3-AST) within the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net). It is part of a European Union protocol for harmonized monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in human Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates. Campylobacteriosis, followed by salmonellosis, is the leading cause of zoonotic foodborne d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2019Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Olga Goławska, Magdalena Zając, Aleksandra Maluta, Peter Pristas, Ľudmila Hamarová, Dariusz WasylAbstractTurtles are a great puzzle when it comes to bacterial flora, the composition and structure of which are still unknown in details. Its component which has been best described so far is Salmonella spp., presumably due to the threat of Reptile Associated Salmonellosis in humans. This investigation tried to assess and characterize intestinal bacterial flora of imported tortoises found dead d...
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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