UK – Why more than 60 diners fell ill after eating at this pub – Clostridium perfringens

|Gloucestershire Live Clost

Health chiefs have identified the cause of a food poisoning outbreak at a pub which left dozens of diners suffering with sickness and diarrhoea.

Public Health England (PHE) and North Somerset Council launched an investigation after more than 60 people reportedly fell ill after eating at the Old Farmhouse in Nailsea, North Somerset, on Mothering Sunday last month.

The PHE says initial investigations have indicated the most likely organism that caused people to fall ill is Clostridium perfringens.

The infection often occurs when foods are prepared in large quantities and kept warm for a long time before serving.

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