Salmonella outbreak traced to Dutch fish producer
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the US have been hit by salmonella after eating smoked salmon produced at a Dutch fish factory.
Around 200 people in the Netherlands are ill and some 100 people in the US have 'the same type of salmonella', the Dutch public health authority RIVM said on Tuesday.
The RIVM has issued a warning to consumers not to eat any salmon prepared by Foppen and advised supermarkets to take the product off their shelves.
'An international recall is being prepared,' the RIVM said, referring to salmon sold in the US.
Salmonella usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.