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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dutch Smoked Salmon

05 October 2012

NETHERLANDS - Smoked salmon products from the Dutch company Foppen are the cause of a salmonella outbreak in the Netherlands, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (nVWA) confirmed.

NVWA is warning consumers not to consume Froppen smoked salmon products, including processed products after Salmonella was confirmed.

Albert Heijn, Aldi and supermarkets operating under Superunie are known to have supplied the products.

Contaminated products have been removed from supermarket shelves, but it is possible some may have already been purchased.

A press release from Froppen intended for US buyers of Foppen Norwegian Smoked Salmon Slices 12 Oz and Kirkland Signature Norwegian Imported Smoked Salmon 2 x 12 Oz stated that as of now there have been no health problems reported to Costco nor Foppen regarding salmonella by customers.

Froppen also stated there have been no positive testings for salmonella on the above mentioned products.

The BBC has reported that so far 200 people have become ill in the Netherlands and around 100 people in the US.

Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and headaches. The first symptoms begin on average 24 to 48 hours after eating contaminated food. In most people symptoms last three to seven days.

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