UK – Salmonella outbreak causes hundreds of cases and several deaths in UK

New Food Magazine

A Salmonella outbreak has swept the UK, causing nearly 500 people to fall ill with the bacteria and several products to be recalled form supermarket shelves.

According to the Daily Mirror, five people are reported as having died and hundreds seriously ill after eating chicken imported from Poland.

The newspaper reports that 480 cases of Salmonella have been reported in the UK, with around 44 per cent of those affected believed to be children.

Note: There have been many RASFF Alerts concerning Salmonella in chicken products from Poland for over a year now.

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