Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Italy: Salmonella-contaminated eggs

25 January, 2020

The fear for salmonella contaminated eggs in Italy is rising while the number of recalls in the sector is increasing. Some suspected cases of Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis that have registered in France have been linked to organic eggs from Italy. Analysis of other cases in Norway is still ongoing, but the source may be expected to be the same. According to RASFF, the multi-nation outbreak could be traced back to an egg packing center in Italy. The Rapid Community Alert System (RASFF) reported that two countries have reported cases of Salmonella Enteritidis on 09-01-2020, but until now it has not been possible to link individual cases to possible sources. The French authorities and those of other EU Member States have now blocked the distribution of eggs from that Italian center.
The Italian Ministry of Health had communicated the recall of 5 lots of organic eggs produced by the Olivero Claudio farm in the Monasterolo Di Savigliano plant, in the province of Cuneo and recall of a batch of fresh organic eggs of various sizes sold under the Amadori, Verso Natura Conad and Cascina Italia brands for a suspected microbiological contamination.