Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Bulgaria: Chicken meat infected with salmonella from Poland

6 December, 2019

At least 100 tons of chicken infected with salmonella has reached the Bulgarian market. Some of the meat, imported from Poland, has been seized and so far there are no reporters of consumers infected with salmonella. Poland is the major producer of poultry meat in the European Union. the majority of poultry meat exports are directed to the internal EU market.
This is not the first time that poultry products imported from Poland are contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella has been detected in 16 tons of poultry imported to the Czech Republic from Poland in April-May 2019.
In 2018 The EU has reported  almost 1,500 people sickened by Salmonella linked to Polish eggs in an outbreak that has lasted more than six years and affected 18 countries.