Advice around Listeria in sliced fermented sausages and vegetarian sandwich toppings for vulnerable people in Sweden has been changed.

The Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) has updated advice for individuals belonging to one of the risk groups for listeriosis. This includes pregnant women, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

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Public health officials in Sweden are investigating an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) said it was trying to find the source of the outbreak caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes cryptosporidiosis.

Since mid-December 2023, 68 people from 14 regions have been infected. The

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Most foodborne infections rose in Sweden in 2022 compared to the year before, according to the latest figures.

A report by the National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Folkhälsomyndigheten (the Public Health Agency of Sweden), Livsmedelsverket (the Swedish Food Agency) and Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture) showed a rise for Campylobacter, Salmonella

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Campaigns by authorities in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark have found allergen information provided to consumers is often inaccurate.

European regulation lists 14 allergens that are subject to labeling and information requirements.

Inspections by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) showed that 60 percent of nearly 13,000

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