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New Zealand feels COVID-19 impact on foodborne infections

4 monthes ago   |   By Food Safety News

Most food related infections declined but a few stayed the same or went up, according to the recently released annual report on foodborne diseases in New Zealand covering 2020.
New Zealand Food Safety, part of the Ministry for Primary Industries , said public health and social actions introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 affected exposure behaviors and pathways, as well as changes in access to medical care and laboratory testing priorities.
In 2020, reporting rates for most foodborne diseases were lower, except for Listeria and Yersinia, compared to the previous three years. The...
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Researchers explore Salmonella decline during COVID-19 pandemic

4 monthes ago   |   By Food Safety News

Researchers have assessed the potential reasons behind a decrease in Salmonella infections in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The study looked at the impact of coronavirus on salmonellosis from January 2020 to March 2021.
Incidence of Salmonella infections declined significantly after March 2020; in the second, third and fourth quarters of 2020, and in the first quarter of 2021, it decreased by 55 percent, 57 percent, 47 percent and 37 percent, respectively, compared to the same quarters of 2016 to 2019.
The drop was highest among travel-related cases because of restrictions...
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