Researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a rapid detection assay for Salmonella that can be used in poultry processing plants, reducing testing cost and time compared to some current methods, according to USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation which funded the research.
The owner and a top executive of Quality Egg LLC were sentenced Monday in federal district court in Iowa for their roles in a 2010 salmonella outbreak stemming from adulterated eggs that sickened consumers nationwide.
Frontier Natural Products Co-op issued a voluntary recall of 38 products manufactured with organic garlic powder sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand because of a potential Salmonella contamination, FDA announced.
Treatment options for common foodborne infections such as Salmonella and Campylobacter are decreasing according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) whose new research suggests types of these bacteria continue to show resistance to antimicrobial drugs.
After the White House issued its recent statements regarding action on antibiotic-resistant Salmonella, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is asking USDA to declare four antibiotic-resistant strains of the pathogen to be classified as adulterants under federal law.
In order to win the fight against foodborne illness, FDA has issued a challenge to food safety experts and innovators by offering a prize for technological breakthroughs on how to detect disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce.