Chile-Meat and fish food poisoning crisis
Source of Article: http://www.farminguk.com/news/Chile-Meat-and-fish-food-poisoning-crisis.9312.asp
Chilean health authorities admitted on Friday, that they have a serious
outbreak of literiosos, which has caused 5 deaths
so far this year and 91 reported cases.
The cases were all in the capital of Santiago,
which has sent shock waves through the food trade community.
The 5 deaths, include a toddler and a baby it has
The 91 cases reported, include over 40 pregnant women, as the dreaded disease
is more potent in pregnant ladies.
The 91 cases are all in the same district, however the food responsible has
not yet been identified, therefore a re-call at this
stage is not possible.
Chile has recently had
problems with pork, that was exported to South Korea,
which called for a ban on pork exports.
Similarly there have been problems in the salmon farming industry, causing
many fish farms to be closed.
Listeriosis is food poisoning,
that has a particularly harmful effect on children, old people and