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Salmonellosis : EU measures helped reduce human cases almost by half in 5 years, report confirms

April 11, 2011 Comments off

Salmonellosis : EU measures helped reduce human cases almost by half in 5 years, report confirms
Source: European Food Safety Authority

Human salmonellosis cases were reduced almost by half over a five-year period, from 196,000 cases in 2004 to 108,000 cases in 2009, thanks to measures introduced by the European Union, a report confirms. The 2009 EU summary report on zoonoses is published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The success story, as documented by this report, dates back to 2003 when the European Parliament and the Council adopted a Regulation which signalled the start of the implementation of enhanced Salmonella control programmes in all Member States. In flocks of poultry (e.g. laying hens, broilers, turkeys) targets for reduction of Salmonella were set, Member States introduced control programmes and restrictions on the trade of products from infected flocks were imposed.

+ Full Report (PDF)
+ Salmonella and Food-borne Diseases – Introduction

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