Salmonella Incidence Rate in the Netherlands


Data on the incidence of salmonellosis in Holland shows a steady decline from 13.6 confirmed cases per 100,000 population in 2011 to 9.3 cases per 100,000 in 2015. According to a posting by Joe Whitworth on Food Safety News issued by FSN, table eggs in Holland are responsible for 15 percent of cases.  This is a questionable figure given that the commercial Dutch egg industry has effectively eliminated SE from flocks.  If SE were prevalent in flocks in Holland, it would have been detected in the populations of importing countries especially in Germany. Infection associated with table eggs imported from Poland over a five year period was detected and identified to country of origin.  


According to data presented, pork represented the most frequent vehicle of infection with 28 percent of incident cases attributed to products derived from hogs.