Two children, both younger than 3 years old, are ill in France after eating raw milk cheese contaminated with E. coli O26, according to authorities. The children have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure that can be fatal, particularly in young children.

The French Ministry of
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The scale of a Salmonella outbreak in France linked to raw milk cheese has jumped to more than 80 possible cases.

Santé publique France, the national public health agency, said 83 people had been identified so far in the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, which is up from 14 in the initial
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Fourteen people are part of a Salmonella outbreak in France linked to raw milk cheese. There have been 11 alerts in the past six months for foodborne pathogens in cheese from France, according to the RASFF portal.

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Food said the outbreak was identified by
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French officials have allowed a dairy company to resume operations at a site linked to a deadly E. coli outbreak earlier this year. 

The dairy, Chabert, was permitted to restart the marketing of raw milk reblochon cheese from its site in Cruseilles, a town in the Haute-Savoie department of the
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