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Salmonella

A genus of bacteria known to cause illness in humans and animals, especially after they have eaten infected food. Salmonella infections have been associated with chicken eggs, a fact that in the past has caused marketing and other business problems in the poultry industry in the United States. However, fatal poisonings are extremely rare.
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Salmonella food poisoning increased dramatically in the UK during the 1980s.
Different phenotypic and genotypic methods have been used to subtype Salmonella Enteritidis, including techniques such as phage typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE).
Agricultural Research Service scientists have been taking a close look at the prevalence of Salmonella in feedlot (non-grazing) cattle.
USDA should be testing for antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella to keep contaminated foods out of grocery stores, just as it now can do for the most dangerous strains of E.
Lab M's new Pinnacle"' Salmonella ABC pre-poured plates are designed for the isolation of Salmonellae from food samples and are based on Lab M's established HarlequinTM Salmonella ABC medium.
The researchers grew selected Salmonella serovars in selective broth overnight at 34 C.
According to a report published in December 2013 by the US Food Safety & Inspection Services of the USDA, Salmonella contributes most to the FSIS's 'All-Illness' performance measure and Salmonella illness estimates have continued at a steady high or slightly increased rate despite FSIS interventions.
Indeed, Salmonella food contamination presents a significant impact as result of the lost productivity and costs for public health [21,23].
Rodents play a major role in the transmission and maintenance of Salmonella contamination cycles in poultry facilities.
It examines for the first time the effect of reuterin during the infection process of mammalian intestinal cells and suggests the efficacy of using probiotic bacteria or their derivatives in future therapies aimed at thwarting Salmonella infection.
Researchers have concluded that CAP can be highly efficient at inactivating Salmonella, killing cells in a very short period of time.