Parody “Salmonella” Twitter account

Dec 17, 2018 | Michelle Shapiro

The Oregon Health Authority created a parody “Salmonella” Twitter account to raise awareness of foodborne illness and share food poisoning prevention messages with households across the state.

The account posts tongue-in-cheek tweets from the point of view of Salmonella. Here are some examples:

  • “People often associate me with meat and eggs, but I’m an equal opportunity contaminator. I’ve been known to be present in raw fruits, vegetables, spices, flour and nuts, as well as unpasteurized milk, juice and cheese.”
  • “Nothing gets me in the holiday spirits quite like people wiping down their counters with a sleeve or reused kitchen towel instead of using soap and water or a 1:10 mixture of bleach and water.”

Follow the account: @SalmonellaOR


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Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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