Salmonella outbreak - poultry meat investigated
Food standards agencies alerted retailers and consumers to be aware of
According to reports, food standards agencies investigating an outbreak of
salmonella in the UK and Ireland have warned food retailers and consumers to be
attentive to food safety.
Confirmed cases of Salmonella
Approx. 80 cases of Salmonella Agona have been confirmed in England, Wales,
Scotland and Ireland. The cases were mostly discovered in predominantly in young
Meat and poultry products
There are suspicions around investigations into meat and poultry products.
However, food watchdogs say the exact source of the outbreak has not been found
yet. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is conducting laboratory
testing on possible sources of contamination.
â€œThe FSAI is advising food outlets providing ready-to-eat sandwiches to be
particularly strict in adhering to best hygiene practices. It reminds retailers
of the importance of ensuring that hot sandwiches must be thoroughly cooked
before serving to the consumer. It also reiterates the need for strict
procedures to be followed at all times to avoid cross-contamination between raw
and cooked foods,â€ said a spokesperson.
Irish company, Dawn Farm Foods, has withdrawn some products from its food
supply chain as a precautionary measure, the Agency has stated.
has said it is working hard to find the source of the outbreak.
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