SE Outbreak in France


Public health authorities in France are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis.  The vehicle is believed to be organic eggs imported from Italy.  At the present time, there are no details on the number of cases or the consequences or severity of infections.


It is presumed that following an E.U. Rapid Alert, the implicated eggs were traced back to the producer, Olivero Claudio, presumably by the country and farm code imprinted on all E.U eggs. The source farm is located in Savigliano in the Cuneo area of Italy. 


In addition to supplying organic shell eggs, the company manufactures pasteurized egg products and a zabaglione confection.  The Ministry of Health in Italy has ordered a recall of eggs produced by the company effective January 22nd including four, six and loose-packed eggs from the Monasterolo di Savigliano plant.