Although a few thousands of miles away, I could not help thinking about the salmonella Saintpaul outbreak that has sickened over 500 in the US linked to tomatoes grown in Florida and perhaps Mexico (although with one genetic pattern (PFGE) to this outbreak, I am not sure two places sourced the contaminated tomatoes) and an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened over 50 in Ohio and Michigan linked to hamburger produced in New Jersey.  I wonder how safe the tomatoes and hamburger are here in London on the Nottingham Street Markets?

Between speeches at the Royal Institute of Public Health here in London and the University of Cardiff in Wales, I have been in contact with the office.  We have had dozens of calls from people both sickened by salmonella and by E. coli – more work to come back to.