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How Honduras handled the unexpected

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    En reconocimiento del tema del Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos 2024 "Inocuidad de los alimentos: preparémonos para lo imprevisto", en este estudio de caso se relata la manera en que las autoridades de todo el mundo trabajaron a través de la Red Internacional de Autoridades de Inocuidad de los Alimentos (INFOSAN) de la FAO/OMS para identificar la fuente de un brote de Salmonella Braenderup. La fuente resultó ser los melones Galia de Honduras. Las autoridades hondureñas tomaron como referencia los documentos del Codex para ayudarles a gestionar la emergencia relacionada con la inocuidad alimentaria de forma rápida, eficiente y eficaz. Hay varias enseñanzas adquiridas de esta historia que pueden compartirse con las autoridades nacionales de todo el mundo.
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    Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. are estimated to cause 93.8 million cases of acute gastroenteritis and 155,000 deaths globally each year, approximately 85% of which are estimated to be foodborne, thus having a significant public health and economic impact on society. Pork products are among the top food-borne sources of Salmonella globally. While beef products have been implicated in several large outbreaks in recent years. Contamination of beef and pork with Salmonella can also negatively impact t he agri-food and trade sectors due to costly recalls of products and by limiting market access. In order to support the development of Codex “Guidelines for the Control of Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. in Beef and Pork Meat”, FAO and WHO conducted a systematic review on the efficacy of all possible interventions from primary production to the end of processing to control Salmonella in pork and beef. Data was also sought directly from Member countries. All this information was then considere d by the expert meeting which was convened on 28 September to 2 October 2015 at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy. this meeting provided recommendations on potential control measures for the control of Salmonella in beef and pork, and where possible their efficacy, based on the available scinetific evidence to support the development of science based international guidance in this area. The outcome will be used by the Codex Alimentarius, the OIE and Member countries when addressing the problems pos ed by Salmonella in the beef and pork chains.
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    2024
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    En reconocimiento del tema del Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos 2024 "Inocuidad de los alimentos: preparémonos para lo imprevisto", en este estudio de caso se relata la manera en que las autoridades de todo el mundo trabajaron a través de la Red Internacional de Autoridades de Inocuidad de los Alimentos (INFOSAN) de la FAO/OMS para identificar la fuente de un brote de Salmonella Braenderup. La fuente resultó ser los melones Galia de Honduras. Las autoridades hondureñas tomaron como referencia los documentos del Codex para ayudarles a gestionar la emergencia relacionada con la inocuidad alimentaria de forma rápida, eficiente y eficaz. Hay varias enseñanzas adquiridas de esta historia que pueden compartirse con las autoridades nacionales de todo el mundo.
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    INFOSAN Activity report, 2020–2021 2023
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