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Non-human salmonella isolates 2009

30 December 2009

Consumer safety
Animal testing
Food environmental testing

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Annual summary 2009

The Enteric Reference Laboratory confirmed 888 non-human Salmonella isolates in 2009 compared with 1349 in 2008.

Poultry isolates decreased from 343 in 2008 to 160 in 2009. Poultry isolates of S. Typhimurium phage type 101 decreased from 84 in 2008 to 4 in 2009. There was also a decrease in bovine isolates from 478 in 2008 to 312 in 2009.

The first isolate of Salmonella Rideau (antigenic formula 1,3,19 : f,g : -) was confirmed in New Zealand. The Salmonella Rideau was isolated from poultry feed.

The reptile isolates were predominantly from the screening of skinks and geckos by the Department of Conservation and Massey University before relocation.

The 16 avian Salmonella Brandenburg isolates were all isolated from kiwis as part of the surveillance programme at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.