E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

Bureau of Investigative Journalism follow up news story shows Government failings in Salmonella outbreak.

11th September 2023

A follow up new story by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has shown that "The UK government allowed food companies behind a major salmonella outbreak to continue supplying supermarkets even after contaminated meat had been linked to the deaths of four people and poisoned hundreds more”.

Link to the latest news story below:

The story indicates failings by the Department of the Environment Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra), The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Heath England which is part or the same as UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), to protect consumers in relation to food safety and in terms of public health, which is what they are meant to do.

The Bureau Investigates: Government failings allowed deadly diseased chicken to stay on UK shelves

Earlier this year in June, an investigation by ITN news, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism & the Guardian newspaper revealed that this Salmonella outbreak in the UK and Europe in 2020-2021, was from chicken products from Poland. 

It also found that the chickens were given antibiotics used to treat human Salmonella infections raising the growing concern over antibiotic resistance.

Some experts believe antibiotic resistance will become a similar size problem as cancer by 2050 if antibiotics are given to animals who are not sick, but given solely on the basis to protect a flock or herd, as humans will become resistant to antibiotics that are used to treat their illnesses.

The frozen breaded chicken products such as chicken wings, chicken breasts etc. were sold by Asda, Iceland & Lidl. 

Link to the June video below:

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