Day: March 28, 2016

AU: The effect of temperature on different Salmonella serotypes during warm seasons in a Mediterranean climate city, Adelaide, Australia

Epidemiology and Infection: Changing trends in foodborne disease are influenced by many factors, including temperature. Globally and in Australia, warmer ambient temperatures are projected to rise if climate change continues. Salmonella spp. are a temperature-sensitive pathogen and rising temperature can have a substantial effect on disease burden affecting human health. We examined the relationship between temperature and Salmonella spp. and serotype notifications in Adelaide, Australia.

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Day: March 28, 2016

US: Counting the cost of food safety issues

Checkit.net: The outbreaks of norovirus, salmonella and E.coli linked to restaurants within the Chipotle chain in the United States provide a stark warning about the potential cost of food safety issues. Over 500 people have become ill since July 2015 after eating at the company’s restaurants, with outbreaks centred around different locations in the US.

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Day: March 28, 2016

AU: Detailed labelling helps food safety, says Fortescue’s Forrest

The Australian: Fortescue Metals chairman ­Andrew Forrest has called for improved labelling of world food products, particularly those sold to China, to encourage more production of safe food. Speaking at a panel on agriculture at the Boao Forum for Asia on China’s Hainan Island yesterday, Mr Forrest said Chinese leaders were deeply concerned at the quality of the products that were going into their drugs and food.

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