A Dutch broadcaster has revealed authorities had beforehand warned an organization behind a deadly Listeria outbreak about issues with shelf life research.
RTL Nieuws reported the findings after requesting paperwork concerning the incident from the Dutch Meals and Shopper Product Security Authority (NVWA).
Listeria in processed meats from Offerman, a Ter Beke subsidiary, made 35 folks sick from 2017 to 2019. Two ladies miscarried and 6 folks died. Ter Beke cited pending authorized proceedings for not commenting on the report.
The shelf life set for some pate and chilly meats was judged by the NVWA to be too lengthy, based on RTL Nieuws. This implies Listeria had longer to develop to increased ranges in probably contaminated merchandise.
Responding to the article, an NVWA assertion mentioned the company discovered “deficiencies” in shelf life research in 2016 and 2017. This prompted an inspection and a warning as a result of they weren’t