Causes of food poisoning

Christine Page made this Freedom of Information request to Food Standards Agency

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Dear Food Standards Agency,

Under the freedom of information act, please would you provide the following information:

1. For each year from 2012 to date, by individual year, the number of individuals in the UK made ill by food poisoning and state whether the food poisoning has been medically proven or is an estimate by some other means - please state what means the estimate is made. Please state if any of the incidents ended in death.

2. For each year from 2012 to date, by individual year, the number of individuals in the UK made ill by food poisoning broken down by individual food source, and state if the food poisoning has been medically proven or is an estimate by some other means - please state what means. Please state which, if any of the incidents ended in death.

3. For the above question 2. where the food source is grouped, as for example, vegetables or salad, please provide the information by individual type of vegetable or salad e.g. how many were made ill eating carrots, or celery. Or if dairy products, then by cheese or butter or pasteurised or raw milk. Again, state if the food poisoning was medically proven or estimated in some way, give the way it was estimated. Please state which, if any of the incidents ended in death.

4. For each of the above questions 1. 2. and 3. please state by the number out outbreaks e.g. if 10 individuals were affected by one outbreak.

Yours faithfully,

Christine Page



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Dear Christine Page,

 

Please find attached our response to an Freedom of Information request
your recently made.

 

Best wishes,

 

Darren Holland

 

Darren Holland | Operational Research Unit | Science, Evidence and
Research Division | Food Standards Agency | 1C Aviation House - 125
Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH|

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