Salmonella Outbreak & The Link With Mainland Europe


As a man who eats copious amounts of eggs a week I am shocked and disturbed to hear that the recent salmonella outbreak that has effected 156 people across England could be linked to eggs that have been imported from mainland Europe. The cases of salmonella were originally presumed to be separate due to their geographical spread, however they are now thought to be linked! The people infected had a very similar strain of salmonella, salmonella enteritidis PT14b which had been isolated in France and Austria too. This strain of the disease had not been seen in UK eggs, The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) chairman Andrew Joret explains how the British Lion (the red lion stamp on UK eggs) code of practice has effectively eliminated salmonella from British eggs. This said, some wholesalers were still buying in eggs from outside the UK which may well be at the root of this recent outbreak. So in short, keep an eye out for the red lion!


The Grocer, (2014). Could Salmonella outbreak be linked to imported eggs? Retrieved 26th August, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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