Salmonella outbreak in Sweden
After eating infected eggs that were imported from
Poland, twelve people in the Gävle region, Sweden, have contracted
According to the National Food Administration, eggs
from the same batch have also been sold in Sollentuna, Botkyrka and Stockholm.
The administration believes that those infected in the Gävle region may
have eaten mayonnaise made with the Polish eggs.
Salmonella in Poland - certificates needed
salmonella in common in Poland, a certificate is needed when importing eggs to
Sweden to prove the batch is not infected with the bacteria. However, the
certificates that were obtained by wholesalers at Ã…rstahallarna in Stockholm,
supplied false information.
Although health boards in Gävle and Stockholm have started to investigate
the matter, experts believe it will be difficult to detect which wholesaler
missed the error.
"There have been three or four operators mentioned, but they trade eggs
among themselves in the halls, which makes them difficult to trace. But they are
obliged to check these things; that's what a wholesaler is supposed to do," said
Pontus Elvingsson, food administration inspector.
"I hope the case is investigated properly and those responsible are held
accountable," he added.
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