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Part A: Salmonella prevalence estimates

Part A: Salmonella prevalence estimates

Salmonella is an important cause of food-borne illnesses in humans. Farm animals and food of
animal origin form an important source of human Salmonella infections. Therefore, in order to
reduce the incidence of human salmonellosis in the European Union, the Community legislation
foresees setting of Salmonella reduction targets for food-animal populations including turkey
flocks. To underpin such a target, a European Union-wide baseline survey was carried out to
determine the prevalence of Salmonella in commercial turkey holdings with at least 250 birds for
breeding turkeys and with at least 500 birds for fattening turkeys. The survey was the third of
several baseline surveys to be conducted in the Community.

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European Food Safety Authority

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