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Non-human salmonella isolates 2012

30 December 2012

Consumer safety
Food environmental testing
Animal testing

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Annual summary 2012

The Enteric Reference Laboratory confirmed 1021 non-human Salmonella isolates in 2012 compared with 1439 in 2011.

Animal isolates decreased from 966 in 2011 to 616 in 2012, more specifically bovine isolates which decreased from 763 in 2011 to 406 in 2012. A decrease was observed in the following serotypes (2011 numbers in brackets): S. Emek, 19 (54), S. Typhimurium phage type 8, 30 (73), S. Typhimurium phage type 12a, 50 (100), and S. Typhimurium phage type 101, 53 (91).

There was a decrease in S. Agona (77 in 2011, 26 in 2012) due to a decrease in Meat and Bone Meal isolates.

There was an increase observed in the following serotypes: S. Livingstone (1 in 2011, 22 in 2012) due to an increase in environmental poultry isolates; S. Mbandaka (25 in 2011, 35 in 2012) and S. Montevideo (4 in 2011, 18 in 2012) due to the outbreak linked to the consumption of contaminated tahini.