Occurrence and antibiotic resistance of multiple Salmonella serotypes recovered from water, sediment and soil on mid-Atlantic tomato farms.

@article{Micallef2012OccurrenceAA,
  title={Occurrence and antibiotic resistance of multiple Salmonella serotypes recovered from water, sediment and soil on mid-Atlantic tomato farms.},
  author={Shirley Ann Micallef and Rachel E. Rosenberg Goldstein and Ashish B. George and Lara M Kleinfelter and Marc Boyer and Cristina R McLaughlin and Andrew Estrin and Laura Ewing and Junia Jean-Gilles Beaubrun and Darcy E. Hanes and Mahendra H. Kothary and Ben Davies Tall and Jafar H. Razeq and Sam W. Joseph and Amy R. Sapkota},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2012},
  volume={114},
  pages={31-9}
}
Salmonella outbreaks associated with the consumption of raw tomatoes have been prevalent in recent years. However, sources of Salmonella contamination of tomatoes remain poorly understood. The objectives of this study were to identify ecological reservoirs of Salmonella on tomato farms, and to test antimicrobial susceptibilities of recovered Salmonella isolates. Fourteen Mid-Atlantic tomato farms in the U.S. were sampled in 2009 and 2010. Groundwater, irrigation pond water, pond sediment… CONTINUE READING