December 20, 2021

 

Denmark's pork identified as key source of salmonella infections

 

 

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.

 

Pork from the country was estimated to have caused 22% of illnesses followed by imported pork and duck meat with 9% and 6% of cases respectively.

 

A direct comparison of figures shows a large increase in the number of salmonella cases caused by Danish pork from 8% in 2019 to 22% in 2020.

 

However, the primary reason for this is the drop in travel related cases from 419 to 111 between 2019 and 2020. The actual rise in cases attributed to Danish pork is much smaller.

 

- Food Safety News

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