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E coli report calls for better food safety

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7088.1145d (Published 19 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1145
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Food safety controls are to be tightened in Britain after an inquiry into the world's second worst outbreak of Escherichia coli, which killed 18 people and affected almost 500.

    The government has accepted all the recommendations put forward by an expert group which examined the circumstances that led to the outbreak in the Scottish town of Wishaw late last year. The source of the infection was a local butcher's shop which supplied contaminated meat products to several retail outlets …

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