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Smoked salmon blamed for salmonella outbreak

October 3, 2012 • National News


FILE- This Sunday, Dec. 2004 file photo, shows smoked salmon on toasted rye rounds with dilled cream cheese and sour cream. Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the United States, sparking a major recall health authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 2, 201. (AP Photo/Mike Hentz, File)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands, authorities said, sparking major recalls there and in the U.S.

U.S. health authorities say they are also investigating whether the salmon could be at the root of a multi-state outbreak of the illness.

The Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said the salmon was traced to a Dutch company called Foppen, which sells fish to many major supermarkets in the Netherlands and stores around the Login to read more

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