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Salmonella Reading outbreak
challenges turkey industry
The outbreak of this serotype of the pathogenic bacteria is spawning
product recalls and forcing the industry to reassess its practices.
AUSTIN ALONZO

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ince July 2018, the U.S. turkey
industry has dealt with an ongoing
outbreak of Salmonella Reading.
So far, the issue is yielding more questions
than answers for the industry as well as food
safety and regulatory authorities.

The pathogen and the current
situation

So far, two recalls of raw ground turkey meat
were conducted due to contamination with
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cases resulted in 107 hospitalizations and one death.
The CDC is one of the numerous federal agencies working in concert with state governments to
control the outbreak. It is working alongside the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS) and its Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) as well as the U.S.
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Salmonella Reading is a serotype of the microbe
Salmonella enterica enterica, according to Colin
Basler, Ph.D., a veterinary epidemiologist at The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This
serotype of Salmonella is also classified as being multidrug resistant, meaning it is resistant to several antimicrobials, too. However, there are still several drugs
available that are effective in treating ill patients.
In an interview, Basler said the CDC first noticed
people getting sick at the end of November 2017 and
formally began an investigation of the Salmonella
Reading outbreak in February 2018. As of April
1, 2019, the CDC tracked 279 reported cases of
Salmonella Reading across 41 states. So far, these


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Poultry USA - May 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry USA - May 2019

Poultry USA - May 2019
Contents
It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
A new device for detecting woody breast
Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - CT4
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - May 2019 - It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - A new device for detecting woody breast
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Product Review
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Ad Index
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