• Salmonella cluster
  • Salmonella plush front
  • Salmonella plush angle
  • Salmonella plush side
  • Salmonella plush back
  • Salmonella raw chicken
  • Salmonella goldfish
  • %s under a microscope!
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Salmonella (Salmonella typhimurium)


Which came first: the chicken or the egg or the Salmonella bacteria? Our Salmonella plush is here to provide a fun, hands-on-way to learn about science, food safety and digestive health. A memorable and exciting gift for family, friends, chefs, foodies, scientists, nurses, healthcare workers and doctors, and a great reminder to wash your hands and practice safe food handling.

GIANTmicrobes Salmonella is soft, cuddly and makes a wonderful get well gift for loved ones dealing with gastrointestinal issues and for anyone with a healthy sense of humor! Features high quality materials, flagella and an educational printed card with fascinating facts about this popular bacteria.

Size: 6 x 2.5 x 2”


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Sizes Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip
Materials Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Packaging Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
Safety Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All about Salmonella (Salmonella typhimurium)

FACTS: Discovered in 1885 by American veterinarian Daniel E. Salmon, Salmonella bacteria are among the leading causes of food poisoning globally. Why does salmonella make so many people sick? According to the CDC, 1 of every 25 packages of chicken sold contains salmonella.

Salmonella are very common and can be found on many foods. Pets can be carriers as well, particularly reptiles. However, poultry and eggs are among the most favored habitats for Salmonella – and should indeed be handled with care.

So how do Salmonella bacteria cross the microbial road to get to their next victim? Caesar-salad dressing, homemade eggnog, ice cream, mayonnaise, hollandaise sauce, and frostings are common pathways, not to mention undercooked chicken. Unsanitary kitchen-practices, such as neglecting to thoroughly wash hands, utensils, and surfaces that have been in touch with raw food, are often responsible as well.

Salmonella infections typically occur after an incubation period of 6 to 48 hours, last less than a week, and require no medical treatment. However, in severe cases – most commonly in the young, old, and those with impaired immune systems – dehydration from excessive egestion calls for hospitalization. (And if the bacteria escape the confines of the gastrointestinal-tract and infect the blood-stream, immediate hospitalization is mandated.)

Though long-term effects are rare, it can sometimes take months before gastro-intestinal harmony is fully restored. (In very rare instances, arthritic-pains known as Reiter's syndrome can also develop.) So don't be bird-brained: wash your hands and eat cooked food, or you may swallow Salmonella – and get egg on your face.

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