Research – Salad behind Swedish Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety News

A Salmonella outbreak in Sweden has ended after affecting more than 100 people.

In total, 102 people fell sick in the national Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak from Sept. 17 to Oct. 19.

Arugula, also known as rocket or rucola, and bagged salad mixes that included arugula were the likely source of infection, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), but no specific brand or company was named.

Twenty of 21 Swedish regions were affected. Most cases were reported in Västra Götaland, Skåne, Värmland, Jönköping, and Halland.

Patients were aged 4 to 87 with an average of 48 years old and 64 were women. Most people fell ill in the second half of September.

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