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How do Salmonella get into food supplements?

Food supplements based on plants can be contaminated with salmonella. Recently, food supplements were recalled from the market because of a possible contamination with salmonella and that poses a health risk to the consumer.

 

What are the symptoms?

 

A salmonella infection often leads to the following symptoms: diarrhoea, abdominal pain, headache, vomiting, malaise and mild fever.

 

How do Salmonella get into food supplements?

 

Plant-based food supplements can be contaminated with salmonella if, for example, the plants have been treated with water contaminated with faeces. Also animals such as rats, birds and insects can contaminate plants with salmonella through faeces.

 

How can bilacon support you?

 

bilacon tests your herbal food supplements for salmonella so that you can market safe products without salmonella contamination and protect yourself from costly recalls.

Our experts are also happy to support you with advice on your own controls and advise you on practical measures to prevent contamination or bacterial contamination.

 

If you have any questions about our service, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our expert will be happy to help you.

 

Tobias Stapper

Head of Microbiology bilacon GmbH

tobias.stapper@tentamus.com

+49 30 206 038 370

 

 

Source: https://www.bilacon.com/salmonella-in-food-supplements/

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