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Danish Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 15 People, 38 Have Been Sickened

The Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) reportedly confirmed on Monday that 15 people have now died from the ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, with the total number of those sickened at 38.

The outbreak has been traced to a spiced meat roll known as “rullepølse,” and 30 products, including salami and hot dogs, have been recalled and the producer shut down.

Consumers in Denmark have also been warned of a Listeria risk connected to halibut from a company called Hjerting Laks that was sold in Netto, Irma and Føtex stores. Anyone with halibut in their freezers purchased from that company before June 1 was advised to dispose of it or return it to the store.

Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Most patients begin feeling symptoms anywhere from seven to 21 days after infection.

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  • Jerry Ryan

    Whilst any Outbreak of Foodborne Illness is cause for concern, those that result in DEATH from trusting consumers, is nothing short of TRAGIC !

    Meanwhile, with regards to the aforementioned products, the article does NOT mention if they are imported into the USA.

    May I ask you to clarify this, (and to provide additional details if applicable)?

    Also, as a regular visitor to this site, I’ve read about countless recalled food products.

    WHAT I DON’T SEE, are “Follow Up Notices” advising consumers WHEN the investigating Regulatory Agency has deemed said foods to be compliant going forward, (as of a given date).

    Such notices would clearly benefit BOTH manufacturers and consumers alike !

    In closing, I would like to thank “Food Safety News”, for your tireless dedication to providing timely alerts to the nation, and the world !!

  • Jerry Ryan

    Whilst any Outbreak of Foodborne Illness is cause for concern, those that result in death from trusting consumers, is nothing short of tragic!

    Meanwhile, the article does not mention if the aforementioned products are imported into the USA.

    May I ask you to clarify this, (and provide additional information if applicable)?

    Also, as a frequent visitor to this site, I’ve read about countless recalled food products.

    However, I don’t see any “Follow Up Notices” advising consumers WHEN the investigating Regulatory Agency has deemed said foods to be compliant going forward, (as of a given date).

    Such notices would clearly benefit BOTH manufacturers and consumers alike.

    In closing, I would like to thank “Food Safety News”, for your tireless dedication to providing timely updates to the nation, and the world !!

  • Steven Hawson

    I do not believe that Hjerting Laks products are imported to the US. Not sure about the pork products, made by a different company, which seemed to be the major cause of the outbreak.