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Report on E coli outbreak recommends review of guidance

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 12 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:72
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    A report into an outbreak of Escherichia coli 0157 in south Wales last year, in which one child died and 33 people needed hospital treatment, has made a range of recommendations aimed at preventing a recurrence. The recommendations include a call for the review of guidance to businesses that handle meat.

    The review of the outbreak, which was carried out by the acting chief medical officer for Wales, David Salter, assessed the relevant systems and processes in place before and during the outbreak. The report, which was published last week, called on the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), which is responsible for aspects of public health related to …

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