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How is salmonella spread?

Page last updated 28 February 2019

Salmonella can be passed from person-to-person or animal-to-person. Infected people shed bacteria in their faeces, which can inadvertently contaminate improperly cooked foods. This is most common with raw and undercooked eggs and poultry, raw milk and milk products, raw red meats, unwashed salads, fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and nuts, some shellfish and oysters.

Sources & Citations

2. Victoria State Government. Salmonellosis. Available at: (accessed 18 October 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.10.0372 - Date of preparation November 2018