Danish Listeria outbreak traced to fish cakes

A model of fish truffles has been traced to a Listeria outbreak in Denmark through which one particular person died.

From mid-August to October, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) recorded seven sufferers who turned in poor health with the identical sort of Listeria monocytogenes.

The Statens Serum Institut, Danish Veterinary and Meals Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen), and DTU Meals Institute investigation pointed to a model of fish truffles which have now been recalled.

Sufferers are three males and 4 ladies. These sick embrace one youngster and 6 folks over the age of 70, one in all whom has subsequently died.

Sick folks stay throughout the nation and interviews with six sufferers confirmed they’d all eaten fish truffles.

Product recall
Earlier this week, Jeka Fish recalled all fish truffles produced between Aug. 1 and Nov. 8. Objects have shelf life dates starting from Sept. 6 to Dec. 14 this yr. A frozen product with the identical manufacturing dates however an expiry of Jan. 31, 2024, to Might 7, 2024, can also be affected. Merchandise have been bought at SuperBrugsen, Kvickly, Dagli’Brugsen, Irma, Coop365, Fakta, Netto, Bilka, Lidl and Aldi shops and on-line.

The motion was taken as a result of the Danish Veterinary and Meals Administration discovered Listeria within the manufacturing surroundings and in merchandise from the corporate. The identical sort of Listeria has up to now been present in sufferers and the manufacturing surroundings.

Jeka stopped manufacturing for a radical cleansing and disinfection of the ability and tools.  

The fish truffles have additionally been despatched to Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Romania, and Slovakia.

SSI is answerable for complete genome sequencing of Listeria isolates from sufferers and interviewing sufferers or kinfolk.

“When evaluating micro organism from sufferers and samples from Jeka Fish, now we have discovered that they’re precisely the identical. Mixed with the truth that sufferers said they’ve eaten fish truffles, this reveals that the an infection got here from right here,” stated Luise Müller, an epidemiologist on the Statens Serum Institut.

Complete genome sequencing of micro organism remoted from sufferers confirmed samples have been intently associated and all belonged to sequence sort 7.

Since October, Denmark has recorded considerably extra infections with different kinds of Listeria than in earlier years. Officers are persevering with work to attempt to discover the causes of those different circumstances.

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