Salmonella Enteritidis

Affects people everyday

What does it need to thrive?

Salmonella Enteritidis thrives in wet, warm environments.

This occurs when you leave food out in warm water to unthough.

What are the foods/sources associated with it?

Foods that Salmonella Enteritidis can be contaminated with are:





Raw almonds

The implicated illness is 4-7 days

The incubation period for the illness is 12-72 hours

What are the symptoms associated with the illness?

The symptoms include:


Abdominal cramps




What is the duration of the symptoms?

It is 1-3 days if any long you must see a doctor because this could lead to death.

What are the steps for prevention?

Steps to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis are cooks food thoroughly, wash hands and utensils, and never leave food out for long periods of time.

Farm-to-Table Continuum

Farm- the animals could have already ate Salmonella Enteritidis.

Processing- the meat or milk could sit out in the factory and contract the illness.

Transportation- the food truck could not be the right temp and it would give the illness a chance to thrive in the food.

Retail- the coolers could not be set at the right temp and people could move the foods so they aren't staying cool.

Home- you could cook food wrong and contract the illness, if you do not clean your hands and utensils and cross contaminate the illness, if the food is not chilled to the right temp the illness could thrive in your to warm food.