The major tasks of the EURLEuropean Union Reference Laboratory -Salmonella are to harmonise methods for the detection and typing of Salmonella and to evaluate the performance of the National Reference Laboratories (NRLsNational Reference Laboratories ) for Salmonella in detecting and typing of Salmonella.

Monitoring Salmonella Mikawasima

On behalf of EFSA and ECDCEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control , EURLEuropean Union Reference Laboratory -Salmonella is monitoring the incidence of Salmonella Mikawasima in food (products), animals, animal feed or the environment. The aim of the monitoring is to follow cases throughout the year, as there seems to be a yearly trend with peaks in human cases across EUEuropese unie/EEA member states in autumn each year. By monitoring the events during the year, EFSA and ECDC could be prepared to react more rapidly when outbreaks are reported. 
Please report your findings of Salmonella Mikawasima through the following link (may be temporarily out of order due to technical problems) or by contacting us by email at robin.diddens@rivm.nl

Contact

Contacts EURLEuropean Union Reference Laboratory Salmonella


Kirsten Mooijman
Head EURL

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVMRijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu)
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (Z&O)
P.O. box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven
Telephone +31 30 274 3537
Fax +31 30 274 4434
Email: kirsten.mooijman@rivm.nl

Irene Pol
Detection studies

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (Z&O)
P.O. box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven
Telephone +31 30 274 7057
Fax +31 30 274 4434
Email: irene.pol@rivm.nl

Robin Diddens
Detection studies

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (Z&O)
P.O. box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven
Telephone +31 30 274 7039
Fax +31 30 274 4434
Email: robin.diddens@rivm.nl

Wilma Jacobs
Typing studies, website

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (Z&O)
P.O. box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven
Telephone +31 30 274 4290
Fax +31 30 274 4434
Email: wilma.jacobs@rivm.nl

 

Contact at the European Commission

Jean-Baptiste Perrin
European Commission, Health & Food Safety Directorate General (EC DG SANTE)

Directorate G – Crisis management in food, animals and plants 
G4 – Food hygiene 
Office B 232 - 03/003 - 1049 Brussels, Belgium 
Telephone +32 2 296 10 52

Email: Jean-Baptiste.PERRIN@ec.europa.eu