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Listeria outbreak: high risk foods should not be served in UK hospitals

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 15 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4618
  1. Craig B Dalton, public health physician and conjoint associate professor
  1. School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
  1. craig.dalton{at}

I disagree with Hawkes—a review of UK hospital food services is justified if high risk foods such as processed chicken meat are being served in UK hospitals.1 Such foods were identified as …

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