10 sick in E coli outbreak at Belfast restaurant

A Belfast restaurant has voluntarily closed after an outbreak of E. coli O157.

U.TV reports 10 confirmed or suspected cases of food poisoning that have been identified are linked to Flicks in Cityside Mall at York Street in the city.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Environmental Health Officers are investigating the outbreak.

E. coli food poisoning occurs most often when undercooked beef, especially in mince, burgers and meatballs, is eaten.

The management of Flicks have voluntarily closed the premises and are cooperating with the investigation.

It’s not just undercooking; it’s cross-contamination.