Norway Research – Outbreaks stable but illnesses down in 2021 

Food Safety News

The number of foodborne outbreaks in Norway has remained steady but fewer people were sick in 2021 compared to the year before.

A total of 25 foodborne outbreaks were announced this past year, which is on a par with 23 in 2020 but down compared to 46 in 2019 and 52 in 2018.

Overall, 327 people fell sick in the 25 outbreaks in 2021 with a range of three to 30 patients per outbreak. The 23 outbreaks in 2020 affected 495 people.

Data comes from a report that gives an overview of outbreaks and related illnesses reported to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) in 2021.

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