Salmonella outbreak in the UK linked to chicken products

The Guardian reported that more than 200 children had been poisoned. One death is connected to an ongoing salmonella outbreak in the UK linked to cheap breaded chicken products containing Polish poultry. The first cases of the outbreak date back to January 2020. So far, 480 cases of salmonella enteritidis have been recorded, of which 44% were in children aged 16 or under. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued several recalls for suspect processed chicken available at Sainsbury, Morrisons Lidl, Aldi, and Iceland. The latest recalls include SFC Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Bucket, available at Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, and Vestey Foods Chick Inn 32 Jumbo Chicken Nuggets, which have been sold at Heron Food stores and B&M shops. The FSA has confirmed that the salmonella originated in Poland, and it is trying to identify the Polish farm or farms involved. More than a third of the cases were so severe that hospital treatment was required. Salmonella was recorded as a contributory cause of death in at least one case. @

Deadly salmonella outbreak in UK linked to chicken products | Health | The Guardian

480 cases have been recorded, including at least one death, since January last year

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