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Foodborne Pathog Dis 2012 Aug;9(8):692-8

Surveillance of Salmonella Prevalence in Animal Feeds and Characterization of the Salmonella Isolates by Serotyping and Antimicrobial Susceptibility.

Li X, Bethune LA, Jia Y, Lovell RA, Proescholdt TA, Benz SA, Schell TC, Kaplan G, McChesney DG


This article presents the surveillance data from the Feed Contaminants Program (2002-2009) and Salmonella Assignment (2007-2009) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which monitor the trend of Salmonella contamination in animal feeds. A total of 2,058 samples were collected from complete animal feeds, feed ingredients, pet foods, pet treats, and supplements for pets in 2002-2009. These samples were tested for the presence of Salmonella. Those that were positive for Salmonella underwent serotyping and testing for antimicrobial susceptibility. Of the 2,058 samples, 257 were positive for Salmonella (12.5%). The results indicate a significant overall Salmonella reduction (p

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #22735034 DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2011.1083
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Animal and Veterinary Drugs
Entry Created: 2012-07-18 Entry Last Modified: 2013-06-21