Thirteen people were part of a Listeria outbreak after eating liver pâté in Austria at the end of this past year and one person died.

The outbreak strain had not been detected previously in Austria but no linked cases were found after an international alert, according to a report published in the journal Eurosurveillance.

In Austria, notification of invasive listeriosis infections are mandatory. The Austrian National Reference Laboratory for Listeria (NRL) is responsible for whole genome sequence (WGS)-based typing of all isolates.

Outbreak investigation
In late December 2018, the local health authority of Styria and the NRL confirmed an
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Sun Hing Foods Inc. of South San Francisco, CA, the Importer of Record, is recalling approximately 1,282 pounds of Canadian liver pâté products produced without the benefit of full USDA inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Wednesday. While this is a Class I recall, FSIS issues a Public Health Alert for an imported product when the country of origin recalls the product. However, FSIS issues a recall for an imported product when the product is not presented for inspection at the U.S. border. In the United States, the recall is undertaken by
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