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Salmonella infection (zoonotic salmonella)

Salmonellosis is the second most common zoonotic disease in EU (after Campylobacteriosis) and Salmonella is a common cause of foodborne disease outbreaks.

In 2021 and 2022, the Commission is awarding overall EUR 31.4 million and 28.3 million, respectively, to 24 EU countries to help continued reduction of the prevalence of several species of Salmonella in animals and, therefore, to protect consumers from this foodborne disease.

Following the implementation of EU supported actions on Salmonella in animals and food in 2021 and 2022, 24 and 26 Member States, respectively, should manage to reduce the prevalence of zoonotic Salmonella in all poultry populations below EU targets.

Programme implementation 2021 - 2022

Reference material

Regulation (EU) 2019/2035

on rules for establishments keeping terrestrial animals and hatcheries, and the traceability of certain kept terrestrial animals and hatching eggs

Regulation (EU) No 517/2011

on a Union target for the reduction of the prevalence of certain Salmonella serotypes in laying hens of Gallus gallus

Regulation (EU) No 200/2010

on a Union target for the reduction of the prevalence of Salmonella serotypes in adult breeding flocks of Gallus gallus