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Scientists have traced the source of a multi-year Listeria outbreak in Finland to ready-to-eat, plant-based food products, including fava beans.

Six cases were reported to the Finnish Infectious Diseases Registry between 2015 and 2019. Patient interviews and hospital menus were used to target traceback investigations of implicated foods. In 2021

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High levels of an additive in tortillas have been identified as the likely cause of a significant outbreak in Finland.

The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto), National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), and local agencies investigated the outbreak, which affected more than 800 people. The incident occurred in August in

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Authorities in Finland are investigating a recent increase in Salmonella Enteritidis infections.

The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) and the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) reported that 50 people have become ill from across the country during August and September.

In 2022, only five domestically acquired Salmonella Enteritidis infections

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Officials in Finland remain stumped by a large outbreak linked to school meals.

The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto), National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), and local agencies are investigating the outbreak, which affected more than 800 people. The incident occurred in mid-August in Mikkeli, with mainly children falling sick.

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