In a 2009 article written by the Pest Management Professionals, they referred to a recent recall of contaminated peanuts due to Salmonella. The article states that every year 1.4 million recalls are made due to this bacteria causing illness, nationwide.
Leonard Douglen, executive director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association. states that nearly 500 people a year die from Salmonella contamination which is mostly transmitted from rodents. Even family pets, such a s hamsters and guinea pigs can carry this disease.
Douglen advises that keeping food processing facilities pest free is a very big challenge because of the wide variety of insect, birds and rodents can create the conditions from which Salmonella can spread.
In the instance of the 2009 peanut recall done by the Peanut Corporation of America, there was dead rodents, rodent excrement, and bird feathers found by inspectors at he plant.
Douglen also warned that insects such as cockroaches and other pest insects can carry salmonella.
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