11 firms fined for failing to act on infected salmon
Thursday 11 October 2012
The food safety body NVWA has fined 11 companies for continuing to sell salmon which might have been contaminated with salmonella or failing to keep their customers informed about the food poisoning outbreak.
The NVWA says it is pleased most outlets took immediate steps to withdraw smoked salmon from fish firm Foppen from sale when the salmonella was first identified. Several hundred people were taken ill after eating the infected fish.
According to the Telegraaf, the NVWA has confirmed the salmon came from one of the company's six production lines in Greece. Production has now been restarted in the Netherlands, the paper says.