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Finland Seems Clear of EHEC Epidemic

Finland Seems Clear of EHEC Epidemic | Finland | Scoop.it
According to Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, there are no signs of an EHEC epidemic in Finland. No new infections have been found since Friday.
Tuula Honkanen-Buzalski, Director of the Research Department at Evira, says that there is now a cautious optimism in the air regarding the spread of the epidemic.
However, new cases may still emerge across the globe due to the publicity that the EHEC epidemic has got. Before hearing about the epidemic through the media, those fallen ill may not have realised that their symptoms were caused by EHEC bacteria.
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Food Safety Authority: Spanish cucumbers infected with EHEC have not been imported into Finland

Food Safety Authority: Spanish cucumbers infected with EHEC have not been imported into Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish Food Safety Authority (EVIRA) reported on Friday that it is unlikely that Spanish cucumbers infected with the EHEC bacterium, a particularly unpleasant and virulent strain of E. coli, have been imported into Finland.
Reportedly, vegetables contaminated by the EHEC bacterium have already caused a stomach flu epidemic in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, with more 300 reported cases of the disease. The source of all infections has been the food eaten in Germany.
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Finnish authorities report high organic compliance - FoodNavigator.com

The vast majority of organic food operators in Finland were in compliance with EU regulations last year, according to the national food safety agency Evira’s report following the 4367 inspections in 2010 – but control decisions should be taken more quickly...
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Evira: No EHEC Tainted Vegetables in Finland

Evira: No EHEC Tainted Vegetables in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira says that there are no indications that any vegetables tainted with dangerous strains of EHEC bacteria have been imported to Finland. However, Evira's Director General Jaana Husu-Kallio notes that cases of infection may be brought home by travellers.
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Food Authorities Urge Caution Over Imported Vegetables

Food Authorities Urge Caution Over Imported Vegetables | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira is checking whether any infected vegetables have been imported into Finland. The authorities suspect Spanish cucumbers to be the source of the EHEC bacterium that is causing serious stomach problems in several countries.
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Evira Warns on Frozen Foreign Fruit

Evira Warns on Frozen Foreign Fruit | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has warned the organizers of spring festivities to avoid using frozen raspberries that originated abroad in their cakes. Reports of noro virus infections have come in from all over the country, and they are suspected of being connected to the use of foreign frozen raspberries.
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