Denmark records surge in foodborne outbreaks

DENMARK – A report published by the DTU Food Institute, Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen), has recorded an increase in foodborne outbreaks in 2021. The number of foodborne outbreaks rose to 63, compared to 35 in 2020 and 51 in 2019. In 2021, 1,257 people fell ill as part of outbreaks. The biggest…

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Denmark reports Shiga toxin producing E.coli outbreak, source yet to be identified

DENMARK – Officials in Denmark are investigating a deadly outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 that began in December 2021 affecting more than a dozen people. Since early December, 13 patients have been detected and samples from nine of those sick are closely related after an analysis by whole genome sequencing at the Statens Serum Institut, a Danish…

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