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Germany had almost 900 foodborne outbreaks last year

9 days ago   |   By Food Safety

Almost 900 suspected foodborne outbreaks were reported in Germany last year including one due to Salmonella with almost 200 ill and another from Listeria that continued into this year with 100 infections.
Molecular surveillance plays an important role in detecting outbreaks. A decrease in transmitted data on pathogen typing has made it more difficult to detect outbreaks of E. coli or listeriosis, according to the Robert Koch Institute .
Data comes from the same report that revealed norovirus and Campylobacter were among the most commonly reported notifiable diseases in Germany last...
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Relish suspected in Australian foodborne outbreak

Relish suspected in Australian foodborne outbreak

9 days ago   |   By Food Safety

An investigation into a foodborne outbreak in Melbourne, Australia has found the mostly likely source was the relish.
A total of 37 people and one staff member fell ill with a range of symptoms including acute gastroenteritis after attending a catered lunch in the Olympic Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 25.
The Department of Health and Human Services in the state of Victoria investigated the outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at the function on Anzac Day. It did not mention what microorganism caused illnesses. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military...
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