The EU Regulation of fresh poultry meat considers only S. enteritidis or S. typhimurium as Food Safety Criteria, but not the isolation of other Salmonella spp. According to the CDC, last year in the USA, an outbreak caused by S. infantis strain, resistant to multiple antibiotics, ended with 129 sick people, 25 hospitalizations, and a death. In a study published in the European Journal of Public Health and presented at the European Public Health conference this past November in Marseille In 2019, highlighted several outbreaks caused by fresh chicken meat contaminated with S. infantis strains.
The food control department of IZSLER analyzed 156 samples, for a total of 780 sampling units, for Salmonella spp. A total of 72 samples were positive for Salmonella. 42 strains were serotyped as S. enteritidis, 149 as S. infantis, 26 as S. newport, 4 as S. kentucky, and 1 as S. mbandaka. This study indicates that there is a trend of increasing isolation of S. infantis from poultry. Therefore, many of the contaminated chicken will be considered compliant. @ https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article/29/Supplement_4/ckz186.609/5623768