E. coli O157 discovered in kitchen at Irish hospital

E. coli O157 has been discovered in the main kitchen of Craigavon Area Hospital in Northern Ireland, as part of routine sampling.

Craigavon-Area-Hospital1A spokesperson from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said: “The Trust can confirm that E. coli O157 has been detected during routine sampling at the main kitchen at Craigavon Area Hospital.

“To date, no patients, staff or members of the public have shown symptoms of being affected by this bacteria. We currently have stringent food safety measures in place and are liaising with all relevant agencies at this time.”