The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging the poultry industry to expand the use of Salmonella vaccines to help control Salmonella in poultry flocks. 

 Researchers from the CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) found that human food-borne illness incidents caused by S. Enteritidis held steady last year, while S. Typhimurium incidents declined by 13% compared to data collected from 2016-2018.


The CDC report goes on to say reductions in Salmonella serotype Typhimurium suggest that targeted interventions (e.g., vaccinating chickens with Salmonella vaccines) might help decrease human infections.

Bill Potter, a Food Safety Advisor for Elanco Food Safety says "the adoption of Salmonella vaccines can help reduce pre-harvest Salmonella loads, thus ensuring that Salmonella control is a shared responsibility across the poultry production chain."