The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reported in the “foodborne outbreaks report 2020” that the highest numbers are caused by Salmonella and Campylobacter.
Recent news in 2022 included a multi-country Salmonella outbreak linked to chocolate products plus showed that Salmonella and Campylobacter continue to show high levels of antibiotic resistance.
In fact, the highest number of deaths related to food are linked to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.
For drinking water the European Center for Disease and Prevention control (ECDC) has published Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Investigation of Infections caused by Legionella species.
We all need more rapid, specific and reliable identification of microorganisms. We will take a closer look on MALDI-TOF MS - a smart solution.
Olaf Degen, Global Business Development Manager F&Ag, Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co KG