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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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Denmark considers moving outpatient nurses to night shifts to ease shortage

Danish hospitals could ask nurses that usually work in outpatient services to cover night and weekend shifts in an effort to ease a lack of staff cover.

Denmark considers moving outpatient nurses to night shifts to ease shortage

The Danish Regions, the elected bodies which operate hospitals in Denmark’s five regions, are considering a plan to require nurses who work at outpatient clinics to fill night and weekend shifts in hospitals, newspaper Jyllands-Posten reports.

The policy would aim to prevent hospital nurses — particularly those working in intensive care, surgery, and emergency departments — from leaving the public system for more favourable working conditions at private clinics. 

Nurses in departments with shift rotas bear the brunt of a nurse labour shortage, meaning many must take on an untenable number of night and weekend shifts as many of their colleagues leave, according to the report.

“The lack of staff is currently the biggest challenge for the health service and a more transparent and fair rota, in which staff have an input on their schedules, is one of the most important keys to becoming a more attractive place of work and retaining personnel,” Stephanie Lose, chair of the Southern Denmark regional council and vice-president of the Danish Regions, told Jyllands-Posten.

“We have to share the heavy on-call load on to more shoulders, and our clear message is that all hospitals must work with this systematically in all areas, otherwise we will not achieve our goal,” she said.

The Danish Regions want to base the plan on a model already used in the South Denmark region, according to Jyllands-Posten.

This would mean staff having rotas with at least eight weeks’ notice, and weekend shifts no more often than every third week.

The Regions also propose that nurses employed in outpatient clinics spend a third of their working time on the schedule in an inpatient ward.

The leader of Danish trade union for nurses DSR, Grete Christensen, did not dismiss the prospect in comments to Jyllands-Posten.

Christensen warned against forcing all hospitals and departments to comply with a defined model, however.

She said that the essence of the problem is a lack of nurses in the public health system.

READ ALSO: Denmark takes ‘far too long’ to approve qualifications of foreign medics, nurses 

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