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Salmonella Found at Nine Finnish Farms

by 5m Editor
17 March 2009, at 9:54am

FINLAND - Salmonella have now been found at nine Finnish poultry farms.

The Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) said in a statement on 16 March that it has found a strain of the Salmonella Tennessee bacterium at nine poultry farms, reports NewsRoom Finland. It added that there was a high likelihood that all the outbreaks had been caused by a single contaminated batch of feed made by Raisio.

"This is a serious matter for the farms," said Kaija Varimo of Evira. "How will they survive given that animals will have to be culled?"

Evira plans to check hundreds of pig and poultry farms for salmonella, an operation that is expected to take weeks to complete.

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