Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Denmark investigates rise in Salmonella positive chicken flocks

27 March, 2019

Denmark found Salmonella in 2.7 percent of chicken flocks that lay eggs last year which is above the limit set by the European Commission to qualify for special conditions. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration found Salmonella in 12 out of 454 tested chicken flocks that supply eggs to consumers in 2018. This compares to three positive flocks out of 446 in 2017 and out of 426 in 2016. Salmonella was not found in tested flocks in 2015.
A common source for the increase has not been revealed but contributing factors include insufficient biosecurity at some producers.