UK salmonella-in-sprout outbreak sickens 125

The Food Standards Agency has updated its advice to people on the handling and cooking of raw bean sprouts following more cases of food poisoning linked to an outbreak of salmonella.

An investigation by the Health Protection Agency has now identified 106 cases of Salmonella Bareilly in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the beginning of August with possible links to raw bean sprouts. Health Protection Scotland has investigated 19 confirmed cases in Scotland during the same period.

The investigation is ongoing and no conclusive source has been identified.