As the Daily Telegraph printed today:

James Armitage, the council’s food health and safety manager, said: “This is about making sure customers are eating meat that is not a threat to their health. It is possible to produce burgers that can be eaten undercooked, but strict controls are essential.

“We have enlisted the UK’s top expert on E. coli, Prof Hugh Pennington, to get this matter resolved and he has outlined that rare minced meat that is not correctly cooked and prepared can kill.”

As a friend’s Son-in-Law sent from London this morning:

Hopefully, we here in the former colonies hopefully remember (20 year Jack-in-the Box E. coli outbreak coming up) that undercooked meat kills.