More than 100 people got salmonella poisoning from British eggs in the past three years

A total of 25 egg-laying poultry flocks have tested positive for a strain of the bacteria so far this year

By George Martin |

The Food Standards Agency said back in 2017 that eggs were safe. (Getty)

More than 100 people have been poisoned by British eggs contaminated with salmonella over the last three years.

Records obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism show there have been 45 cases of salmonella poisoning from British eggs this year alone.

The potentially fatal bacteria has been traced to British poultry farms, despite recent government assurances that the risk had been virtually eliminated.

In 2017, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) told the public “the risk of salmonella is now so low you needn’t worry”.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.