UK Busy Bee cake recalled over Salmonella

A children’s party cake has been withdrawn from sale by Morrisons because it may contain Salmonella.

Busy-Bee-cakeThe supermarket issued a recall on a batch of its Busy Bee cake and will issue a full refund to consumers affected.

The affected batch of the cake – a sponge filled with lemon curd and buttercream, wrapped in green icing and decorated with icing flowers and bees – has a best before date of August 4, 2016.

In a statement, Morrisons said: “Routine testing has identified that a low level of Salmonella may be present in the above product.

“As a precautionary measure, we are asking all customers who have bought this product not to consume it and to return it to their nearest Morrisons store where they will receive a full refund.”

Best in show: dog show leads to E. coli outbreak in Sweden

Around 50 dog owners and several dogs are believed to have been infected with enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) following a dog show in eastern Sweden.

"We’re right in the middle of investigating where the bacteria came from," Britt Åkerlind of the infectious disease unit of Östergötland County told The Local.

So far, two Swedes have been confirmed as infected by EHEC, one from Skåne in the south, and another from Gothenburg in the west.

"But we’re expecting more confirmed cases to come in," said Åkerlind.

Those infected with the bacteria all attended a dog show near Norrköping in eastern Sweden held the first weekend in June.

Of the roughly 120 participants, who traveled from all over Sweden as well as from Denmark, Norway, and Finland, about half have come down with symptoms stemming from EHEC infection.

"We’ve also received reports that some of the dogs have had upset stomachs," said Åkerlind, who labeled the outbreak as "quite large."