Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(10), 4836-4850; doi:10.3390/ijerph10104836
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Estimating the Public Health Impact of Setting Targets at the European Level for the Reduction of Zoonotic Salmonella in Certain Poultry Populations

1 Unit on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Via Carlo Magno 1A, Parma 43126, Italy 2 Unit on Scientific Assessment Support (SAS), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Via Carlo Magno 1A, Parma 43126, Italy 3 Unit on Biological Monitoring (BIOMO), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Via Carlo Magno 1A, Parma 43126, Italy
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Received: 19 August 2013; in revised form: 25 September 2013 / Accepted: 28 September 2013 / Published: 11 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Food Safety and Public Health)
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Abstract: In the European Union (EU), targets are being set for the reduction of certain zoonotic Salmonella serovars in different animal populations, including poultry populations, within the framework of Regulation (EC) No. 2160/2003 on the control of zoonoses. For a three-year transitional period, the EU targets were to cover only Salmonella Enteritidis and S. Typhimurium (and in addition S. Hadar, S. Infantis and S. Virchow for breeding flocks of Gallus gallus). Before the end of that transitional period, the revision of the EU targets was to be considered, including the potentially addition of other serovars with public health significance to the permanent EU targets. This review article aims at providing an overview of the assessments carried out by the Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards of the European Food Safety Authority in the field of setting targets for Salmonella in poultry populations (breeding flocks of Gallus gallus, laying flocks of Gallus gallus, broiler flocks of Gallus gallus and flocks of breeding and fattening turkeys) and their impact in subsequent changes in EU legislation.
Keywords: Salmonella; target; poultry; breeding flock; laying hens; broilers; turkeys

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Messens, W.; Vivas-Alegre, L.; Bashir, S.; Amore, G.; Romero-Barrios, P.; Hugas, M. Estimating the Public Health Impact of Setting Targets at the European Level for the Reduction of Zoonotic Salmonella in Certain Poultry Populations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 4836-4850.

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Messens W, Vivas-Alegre L, Bashir S, Amore G, Romero-Barrios P, Hugas M. Estimating the Public Health Impact of Setting Targets at the European Level for the Reduction of Zoonotic Salmonella in Certain Poultry Populations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(10):4836-4850.

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Messens, Winy; Vivas-Alegre, Luis; Bashir, Saghir; Amore, Giusi; Romero-Barrios, Pablo; Hugas, Marta. 2013. "Estimating the Public Health Impact of Setting Targets at the European Level for the Reduction of Zoonotic Salmonella in Certain Poultry Populations." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10, no. 10: 4836-4850.

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