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Salmonella Goldcoast

The Dutch Food Authority (NVWA) has received reports from people that have fallen ill as a result of eating meat (preparations) contaminated with the bacteria Salmonella Goldcoast.


The Authority strongly believes that the fresh meat originated from a Dutch slaughterhouse. However, the existence of salmonella on fresh meat is not prohibited. In light of food safety, the NVWA has initiated an in-depth investigation. Furthermore, the Authority has issued a so-called RASFF-alert, informing the European Commission and other international food authorities.

Click here for the NVWA press release about the food incident.

Defares represents the slaughterhouse, the trade association for the Dutch slaughterhouses (COV) and multiple meat producers that have purchased fresh meat from the slaughterhouse in question.

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