14 now dead, 37 sick from Listeria in Denmark

Listeria found in rullepølser produced by the company Jørn A Rullepølser has now claimed its 14th victim

rullepølserAlong with the death toll, the number of those infected nationwide continues to rise. Statens Serum Institut (SSI) reports that three more people have been infected, taking the total to 37 people – 17 men and 20 women.

Over 40 companies have been too slow to remove possibly infected products from the shelves and have been fined up to 40,000 kroner.

Some of the companies involved have delivered meals to the elderly or to other companies, and the food authority, Fødevarestyrelsen, said that they were too slow withdrawing products. 

SSI said that rullepølser is not the only source of the bacteria. Salami and grilled sausages were also infected.