France – Mostly children sick in French Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety News

Mainly children are sick in a Salmonella outbreak in France linked to a type of dried sausage.

There have been 26 cases of salmonellosis, 17 of which concern children, identified by the National Reference Center for Salmonella at Institut Pasteur and Santé publique France in October and November. Those interviewed fell ill from Sept. 22 and ate dry sausages bought in the same store.

The link between Salmonella Bovismorbificans illness and consumption of dry cold meats manufactured by France Salaison was confirmed earlier this month by the Directorate General for Food (DGAL), the Directorate General for Health and Santé publique France. The company is based in Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise in the Rhone region of France.

Potentially contaminated product has also been sent to Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia.

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