UK – Almost 200 sick in UK-wide Salmonella outbreak; one-third hospitalised

Food Safety News

Nearly 200 people across the United Kingdom are part of a Salmonella outbreak linked to pork scratching products.

There have been 179 reported cases of Salmonella Infantis since September 2020, according to the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland.

Public Health England said 56 percent of cases are male, and ages range from 0 to 91 years old with a median of 53. Almost two thirds of those sick have been reported since June 2021.

No deaths are linked to the outbreak but a third of the confirmed cases who completed case interviews have been hospitalized with Salmonella infections.

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