Source of Article: http://www.cphpost.dk/news/137-eu-news/45735-all-eggs-to-be-salmonella-free.html
Friday, 22 May 2009 14:34 RC News
Denmark receives a special allowance from the EU to require all egg imports to be free of salmonella bacteria
European Union health authorities okayed a Danish application for ‘special status’ earlier this week that will ensure all eggs imported to the country are guaranteed by their distributors as being 100 percent salmonella-free.
Eva Kjer Hansen, the food and veterinary minister, called the approval from Brussels a ‘breakthrough’ and said Denmark would also be seeking special status for chicken imports as well.
According to Statens Serum Institut, the national disease control centre, 3,700 Danes suffered from salmonella-related illnesses last year and that four people have died of salmonella poisoning since October.
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