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Denmark sees mass recall of eggs due to mould

Dava Foods is recalling eggs sold under multiple brand names at Danish grocery stores due to a risk of mould.

Denmark sees mass recall of eggs due to mould
This egg was thrown in front of the Court of Frekeriksberg when the prime minister was questioned on December 9th, 2021. While unfit for human consumption, the recalled eggs could suit this purpose. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

If you have organic eggs with the brand names “ØGO økoæg”, “Salling økoæg” or “Dava Bæredygtige økoæg,” check for a best-before date of August 8th. 

The recalled eggs have one of four 13-digit barcodes — 5701607586991, 5701607587042, 5701607590134 and 5701607589466.

The suspect eggs are sold in Netto, Føtex, Bilka, Meny, Spar, Min Købmand and Letkøb, Dava Foods says in a press release, adding that the mold is thought to have formed due to condensation on the eggshells. 
 
 
 

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Danish health authorities to spend on recruitment and postpone construction in 2023

Denmark’s five regional health boards have finalised budgets for 2023, with recruitment and improvement of working environments largely prioritised over expansion and construction projects.

Danish health authorities to spend on recruitment and postpone construction in 2023

The budgets will provide more money for recruiting and retaining staff, improving work environments at hospitals and on local services.

Spending on facilities has been given lower priority, meaning several construction projects are to be postponed, the collective organisation for the regional health authorities, Danske Regioner, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Regions are attempting to address a labour shortage in the health service and the new budgets reflect this, national chairperson Anders Kühnau said.

“In the regions we have great focus on patients that are waiting for treatment here and now. It is therefore our top priority to acquire relevant personnel so we can reduce waiting times for patients,” Kühnau said in the statement.

“That applies to strain at emergency departments, psychiatric departments and operatin theatres right now – but also to longer-term challenges,” he said.

Spending on local services includes boosted budgets for GP services.

Reduced spending on physical facilities is linked in part to the current climate of high energy costs and inflation.

“Prices are increasing and we must be responsible in the Regions. Specifically, that will mean that some construction projects must unfortunately be postponed. Only the most essential will be prioritised,” Kühnau said.

The suspended constructions and those that will still go ahead were not specified.

Regional budget agreements for 2023 also include funding for cyber security. Extra spending will also go on drinking water and decontamination of ground pollution.

Regions – and their elected boards – administrate public hospitals and the GP system. They also orchestrate regional mass transit and are involved in welfare and social development.

READ ALSO: What’s the difference between a municipality and a region in Denmark?

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