Dried fruit mix suspected as cause of Norway’s ongoing Salmonella outbreak

Between 900 and 1,300 cases of salmonellosis are reported in Norway each year with the majority infected while traveling abroad. Salmonella Agbeni is one of the rarer serovars in Europe based on data from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). How do you prevent contamination risk on your low moisture food ingredients? Salmonellosis contamination can be prevented by vacuum saturated steam injection treatment. This thermal pasteurization process is one of the most efficient treatments for 5-log reduction without damage in low moisture products’ organoleptic quality.

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