Researchers have shared details about how a Listeria outbreak in Switzerland in 2022 traced to fish was solved.

In the summer of 2022, the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP) noticed increased reports of listeriosis cases, indicating a possible outbreak.

Twenty Listeria monocytogenes patient isolates were found to belong to an

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A fatal Listeria outbreak in the United Kingdom has been traced to a salmon-smoking processing factory in Scotland.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have now named the company involved in the outbreak that has affected 15 people since October 2020 in England, Scotland, and Wales. Nine

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Almost 50 people fell ill in France with Salmonella infections this past year linked to chicken from one slaughterhouse. Salmonella in beef from Germany was also documented.

Without whole genome sequencing (WGS), the persistent low-level outbreak could have gone undetected, according to a presentation at the European Scientific Conference on
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North Shore Specialty Foods of Ontario over the weekend recalled smoked trout products that may contain Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, but it is an active outbreak investigation.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
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Danish officials have solved a Listeria outbreak that had been ongoing for three years.

Cold-smoked fish products imported from Estonia are the source of the long-lasting outbreak, which had made nine people sick and linked to two deaths since 2016.

Statens Serum Institut (SSI), the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
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