During a UK survey in 2007, 1.6% of the 3760 fresh herbs on retail sale tested were found to be of unsatisfactory microbiological quality. Salmonella species were detected in 18 of the samples and the serotypes were identified. Thirty-two human cases of S. Senftenberg were also identified from March 2007 in England and Wales and a further 19 in Scotland, Denmark, The Netherlands and the USA. This is a case study illustrating how vigilant surveillance, rapid strain typing and prompt liaison between public health authorities led to the tracking down of the source of an international outbreak.
|Title of host publication||Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity|
|Subtitle of host publication||Lessons from Real-Life Situations|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2012|
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