Danish officials have linked an outbreak of Salmonella to eggs produced in the country.

The Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen) and DTU Food Institute investigated the outbreak which saw half of the 18 patients hospitalized.

The same type of Salmonella was found in environmental samples at a Danish egg producer and in outbreak patients by whole genome sequencing. A previous report, when 15 people were sick, was made when the outbreak was under investigation.

Eggs produced for Danaeg and sold through several retailers were recalled on Oct. 30 so they are no longer available
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More than a dozen people have been sickened by Salmonella in Denmark since mid-September.

The Statens Serum Institute, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen) and the DTU Food Institute are investigating to see if the source of infection could be recently recalled Danish eggs.

There is concern that consumers may still have some of the recalled eggs in their homes because they have best-before dates of Nov. 12 and Nov. 16.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration took environmental samples at a producer of eggs on Sept. 25. Most samples were positive for Salmonella Enteritidis but it is not yet
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