Denmark – Danish pork main source of Salmonella infections

Food Safety News

Danish pork replaced travel abroad as the main source of Salmonella infections in 2020, according to figures from the Technical University of Denmark’s National Food Institute.

Danes travelled far less this past year because of COVID-19 restrictions, so going abroad was linked to just less than 20 percent of 614 Salmonella cases. Normally, about half of registered infections are travel related.

Danish pork was estimated to have caused 22 percent of illnesses followed by imported pork and duck meat with 9 percent and 6 percent of cases respectively.

A data management issue prevented the statistics being published earlier this year at the same time as the 2020 zoonoses report.

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