Outlook 2020/1



Author: Gábor Szunyogh

SUMMARY

EFSA:

Antimicrobial resistance in the EU: infections with foodborne bacteria becoming harder to treat Salmonella and Campylobacter are becoming increasingly resistant to ciprofloxacin, one of the antibiotics of choice for treating infections caused by these bacteria. The conclusion is part of the latest report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonoses released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which also presents some positive trends in the animal sector.

Food safety news: Experts say coronavirus likely not spread by foodborne routes Public health officials and academics agree that the coronavirus poses little danger from a foodborne illness perspective, right now, but some are maintaining a slight level of vagueness about the situation.

Microbial recalls up but overall alerts down in Australia Undeclared allergens and microbial contamination were responsible for the majority of recalls in Australia this past year.

Researchers boost Bacillus cereus knowledge Scientists from an Australian university have discovered another toxin used by Bacillus cereus. Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) showed how the toxin can infect cells, even when the body has fought off others.

 


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