Scientists have traced the source of a multi-year Listeria outbreak in Finland to ready-to-eat, plant-based food products, including fava beans.

Six cases were reported to the Finnish Infectious Diseases Registry between 2015 and 2019. Patient interviews and hospital menus were used to target traceback investigations of implicated foods. In 2021

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Authorities in Finland have assessed the food poisoning risk associated with medium-cooked ground beef patties made from Finnish meat and served in food service outlets.

Medium-rare or medium-done ground (minced) beef patties are associated with the potential for microbiological contamination, especially from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). In recent years

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According to findings of a control operation in Finland, the risk management of ground beef steaks served medium in restaurants needs improvement.

The environmental department of the Oulu region analyzed risk management processes during the preparation and serving of ground (minced) meat steaks sold medium-cooked.

Findings showed that customers received

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High levels of an additive in tortillas have been identified as the likely cause of a significant outbreak in Finland.

The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto), National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), and local agencies investigated the outbreak, which affected more than 800 people. The incident occurred in August in

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