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More Than 1,000 Ill in Dutch Salmonella Outbreak

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) reported today that 1,026 people are now confirmed to have been infected with Salmonella Thompson, in an outbreak of salmonellosis that has been linked to contaminated smoked salmon. This represents an increase of 76 cases last week. RIVM notes that the number of new patients… Continue Reading

Salmonella in Smoked Salmon Sickens Nearly 1,000 in Netherlands

At least 950 people in the Netherlands are now known to have fallen ill in a Salmonella Thompson outbreak linked to salmon. Three elderly victims have died. The outbreak was first reported October 1 after more than 200 Salmonella illnesses were linked to smoked salmon sold by Netherlands-based Foppen. Subsequent environmental testing revealed the presence… Continue Reading

Over 500 Salmonella Cases Tied to Smoked Salmon in Netherlands

One victim has died, according to health officials

More than 500 people in the Netherlands have now contracted Salmonella infections linked to smoked salmon, and at least one of these patients has died, reported Dutch health officials Saturday.  According to The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment  of the Netherlands, two fatalities have been connected to the outbreak. One has been… Continue Reading

All Recalled Costco Smoked Salmon Cleared or Destroyed, Company Says

After calling nearly 250,000 customers last week to tell them the smoked salmon they had purchased was being recalled for potential Salmonella contamination, Costco has released one of the two recalled brands of the fish back onto the market, and has been informed by health officials that no U.S. illnesses are linked to either product…. Continue Reading

Costco Recalls Smoked Salmon Sold to Quarter of a Million Customers

Of two brands recalled, only one has been linked to European outbreak

Costco Wholesale – the only U.S. carrier of the European smoked salmon that’s been linked to hundreds of Salmonella illnesses in the Netherlands – issued a recall of the fish Monday, using its automated system to call the nearly 250,000 U.S. consumers who had purchased the product over the past month. The recalled smoked salmon… Continue Reading