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Food Poisoning Examples

Food poisoning incidents can occur anywhere - here are a few stories reported by the BBC which help to illustrate how incidents occur and some of the consequences of failure which can include fatalities.

They are not taken from catering in the oil and gas industry but the principles and lessons learnt are still relevant. The incidents in the UK have occurred against a background of comprehensive food legislation, training and enforcement.

Incidents are often due to the failure or absence of simple procedures e.g. cross contamination from raw to cooked meats, cross contamination from food handlers, inadequate temperature control or more usually, a combination of factors.

WHO Food & Water Factsheets

Information from the World Health Organisation are available on the Food & Water Standards section of 'Resources':

Emerging issues in Water and Infectious Diseases
Bottled Water Factsheet
Food Safety Factsheet

Food & Water Standards