A total of 25 egg-laying poultry flocks have tested positive for a strain of the bacteria so far this year
By George Martin |
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”.