Brazil's BRF recalls chicken export products over salmonella fears
Brazilian food processor BRF SA recalled almost 500 tonnes of fresh chicken products on Wednesday due to salmonella contamination worries, in a move affecting several key export markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Add ground beef and raw chicken to the mix, and 2019 is not off to the a great start when it comes to Salmonella outbreaks.
The source of the outbreak has yet to be located.
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Amal Senevirathne, Chamith Hewawaduge, John Hwa LeeAbstractWe demonstrated the use of attenuated Salmonella strains secreting Brucella antigens SodC, Omp19, BLS, and PrpA as live vaccine candidates against Brucella abortus infection and presented their cross-protection against Salmonella infections using a BALB/c mice model. Here, a single immunization with each individual strain was capable of establishing significantly high (p
We report the first described case of acute epididymo-orchitis due toS. typhi in a 14-year-old boy from Bangladesh. A high index of suspicion should be maintained when evaluating patients coming from endemic countries also in case of unusual sites of infection.
In this study, we investigated the preventive effects of L. plantarum ST-III against Salmonella infection in a mouse model. L. plantarum ST-III pretreatment significantly decreased the lethal effect of Salmonella. Further studies showed that several mechanisms are involved in this preventive effect, including (1) inhibition of the growth of Salmonella; (2) enhancement of intestinal barrier functions to defend against Salmonella invasion; (3) promotion of the Th1 response to deter systemic spread; and (4) induction of anti-inflammatory effects during infection. Our results suggest that L. plantarum ST-III has great potentia...
CONCLUSIONS.—: These multiplex molecular assays appear to be promising tools for the detection and identification of multiple gastrointestinal pathogens simultaneously. However, careful interpretation of positive results for multiple pathogens is required. PMID: 30763118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): G.A. Evrendilek, P. OzdemirAbstractFresh carrots were processed using ozone, ultrasonication, alkaline ionized water, and high pressure processing (HPP) as well as quantifying their effects on 28 food quality and safety responses. Out of the four treatments, HPP at 350 and 450 MPa for 5 min achieved the highest reductions by 5.8, 5.7, 6.3, 4.7 and 5.7 log cfu mL−1 in total mesophilic aerobic bacteria, total mold and yeast, total coliform, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Salmonella Enteritidis, respectively. No downgrading changes as a function...
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2019Source: Biotechnology ReportsAuthor(s): Lilya Kopertekh, Torsten Meyer, Cornelia Freyer, Michael Hust
Brazilian food processor BRF SA recalled 164.7 tonnes of fresh chicken destined for sale in the domestic market due to the risk of salmonella contamination, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.