Salmonella outbreak linked to cooked ham

| September 18, 2013

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-cooked-ham-image12847250Public Health England is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infection that has affected at least 51 people in England and Wales since mid-July, with nine of those affected requiring hospital treatment.

The investigation has established a link with consumption of cooked ham purchased from small independent butchers’ shops but this has not been confirmed by microbiological testing so far. However, the tests reportedly revealed other hygiene issues and the supplier of the ham has withdrawn certain batches from sale as a precaution.

The investigation to find the source of the outbreak is on-going and more information can be found here.

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