Outbreak Linked to Cross-Contamination and Ill Staff

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This Food Safety Infosheet covers the result of an investigation into a 2009 outbreak of salmonella in the UK, which found lettuce was being washed in the same sink as raw chicken. Raw meats should not be washed.


  • 75 ill with salmonellosis after eating at the Tenth Hole Tea Rooms in Southsea (UK)
  • Salmonella found in pre-cooked pasta and dishcloths, staff tested positive
  • Don’t wash raw meats. Salmonella and other bugs can be sprayed up to three feet away by washing.

Article first appeared on foodsafetyinfosheets.org