A total of 139 samples including 29 pork, 21 chicken, 19 beef, 17 mutton, 18 chicken’s egg, 10 duck’s egg, 20 fish and 5 seafood samples were collected from market in Hebei province of China in 2009-2010. These samples were examined for the presence ofSalmonellae by cultural methods and biochemical tests. The isolates were characterized using serotyping testing. As a result, nine (6.9%) of them were positive for Salmonella, in which the most common serovar were Salmonella typhimurium (6/9). The positive rates of eggs, fish, chicken, pork and beef were 11.1% (2), 10% (2), 9.5% (2), 6.9% (1) and 5.3% (1), respectively. In addition, Salmonella paratyphi (1) and Salmonella choleraesuis (2) were also isolated. Potential hazard of Salmonellosis did not be underestimated in free market. In order to reduce Salmonellosis, it is important to strengthen food sanitation management especially to animal products. Results from these studies could form a basis for risk assessment and future interventions, which intended to reduce the incidence of Salmonellain Hebei province of China.
Key words: Salmonella, surveillance, serotype.
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