Almost 50 people fell ill in France with Salmonella infections this past year linked to chicken from one slaughterhouse. Salmonella in beef from Germany was also documented.

Without whole genome sequencing (WGS), the persistent low-level outbreak could have gone undetected, according to a presentation at the European Scientific Conference on
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Authorities have arrested six people after finding horse meat being sold for use in burgers in a state of southern Brazil.

They were arrested in Caxias do Sul as part of an operation led by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rio Grande do Sul.

Operation Hipo began two months ago
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Official screening for pathogens in meat in Iceland in 2020 did not find Salmonella or Campylobacter but did detect E. coli.

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST), the Ministry of Industry and Innovation and local health inspectors took 407 samples for microbiological analysis.

Samples were of domestic and foreign
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Finnish authorities have issued a warning after a number of E. coli infections were linked to hamburger patties.

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) were made aware of several E. coli infections earlier this year after people ate burgers. Municipal inspectors investigated cases
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