Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands, sparking major recalls there and in the U.S., Dutch authorities said. U.S. health authorities say they are also investigating possible effects from the salmon.
The Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said the salmon has been traced to the Dutch company Foppen, which sells fish to many major Dutch supermarkets and to stores around the world, including the United States. A representative for the CDC said the agency was investigating and had not confirmed any illnesses. Costco Wholesale Corp., which sold the salmon in the U.S., said it had no reports of illness.