Safety council to investigate salmonella case
Tuesday 23 October 2012
The national safety council is to look into the case of the salmonella-infected smoked salmon which infected 950 people in the Netherlands and killed at least three.
The council will investigate fish processors Foppen where the outbreak occurred earlier this month, as well as the role of the government. The aim is to find out how such outbreaks should be dealt with in the future. There is no question of apportioning blame, says Nos television.
The salmonella virus was eventually traced to one of Foppen's production lines in Greece.
So far 18 of the people who contracted salmonella have joined forces to fight for compensation.
The council has not said when its report will be published.