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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 5.20.2014

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Staffing Reductions Curtail Prevention, Investigation of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Steps needed to ensure adequate resources are allocated to properly handle an outbreak

The economic downturn in recent years adversely affected the readiness of local and state food safety agencies to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks. A report that the National Environmental Health Association distributed in May found that budget cuts and financial constraints led to stagnating salaries, staff reductions, inadequate or underfunded training, and a decreased ability to respond to outbreaks.

Deciphering Salmonella’s Battle Plan

Searching for more efficient ways to combat Salmonella once it's inside the human body

Researchers at the U.K.’s Institute of Food Research have discovered more about how Salmonella fuels itself to invade human gut epithelial cells—its first line of infection—once it’s in the body. By studying how well mutated strains reproduced in cultured human epithelial cells, they identified glucose as the major nutrient used to fuel the bacterium’s growth and reproduction.

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