Vibrio and Salmonella are the top bacterial pathogens linked to outbreaks in catering facilities, according to a decade of data from incidents in China.

From 2010 to 2020, China’s catering service facilities reported 18,331 outbreaks, which resulted in 206,718 illnesses, 68,561 hospitalizations, and 201 deaths.

There were 5,607 outbreaks in

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Tomatoes are the probable source of a Salmonella outbreak in Sweden that affected 70 people, according to public health officials.

Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health Agency of Sweden) identified 71 infections from 11 counties that belonged to the outbreak. This is up from 36 illnesses in 10 counties that were linked by
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More than 130 foodborne outbreaks were recorded in Finland between 2014 and 2016, according to a recent report.

Data comes from a register of foodborne and waterborne outbreaks maintained by the former Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) that became the Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) at the beginning of this year.
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