Outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Poona in infants linked to persistent Salmonella contamination in an infant formula manufacturing facility, France, August 2018 to February 2019

Publié le 28 Mars 2019
Mis à jour le 19 mars 2021

We describe a Salmonella Poona outbreak involving 31 infant cases in France. Following outbreak detection on 18 January 2019, consumption of rice-based infant formula manufactured at a facility in Spain was identified as the probable cause, leading to a recall on 24 January. Whole genome sequencing analysis linked present outbreak isolates to a 2010-11 S. Poona outbreak in Spain associated with formula manufactured in the same facility, indicating a persistent source of contamination.

Auteur : Jones Gabrielle, Pardos de la Gandara Maria, Herrera-Leon Laura, Herrera-Leon Silvia, Varela Martinez Carmen, Hureaux-Roy Roselyne, Abdallah Yasmine, Nisavanh Athinna, Fabre Laetitia, Renaudat Charlotte, Mossong Joël, Mattheus Wesley, Huard Cécile, Le Borgne Caroline, de Valk Henriette, Weill François-Xavier, Jourdan-Da Silva Nathalie
Eurosurveillance, 2019, vol. 24, n°. 13, p. 1-7