The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 02, 2012
 

Salmonella outbreak prompts smoked salmon recall

 
 

THE HAGUE (AP) - Dutch public health authorities say smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the United States, sparking a major recall.

Those infected by the salmonella bacteria can suffer symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhea.

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment says the salmon has been traced to Dutch company Foppen, which sells fish to many major Dutch supermarkets and to stores around the world.

The institute said in a statement on Tuesday that around 200 people - and likely more - in the Netherlands and more than 100 people in the United States have been sickened.