Reports on Salmonella-infected food inaccurate: Watchdog

The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) on Monday dismissed as “scientifically inaccurate” reports published by local news websites about a Salmonella-containing foodstuff being sold in the local market.


The reports referred to Salmonella in a generic fashion without specifying the serotype of the bacteria and whether it is pathogenic or non-pathogenic, JFDA said in a statement.


It explained that there are hundreds of Salmonella serotypes, some of which are pathogenic to humans and animals, while non-pathogenic serotypes do not pose a direct threat to human health.


The administration assured that it follows robust standards and controls when conducting tests on poultry products in which this type of bacteria can be found.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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