Madeleine Brindley of the Western Mail News reports that last week was dominated by the growing E.coli O157 outbreak which hit schoolchildren across South Wales. As food-borne illnesses continue to affect millions every year, Health Editor Madeleine Brindley and the Food Standards Agency Wales present an instant guide to food poisoning
EVERY year it is estimated that one in 10 people will suffer from a bout of food poisoning as a result of eating food contaminated with bacteria. At its most serious, food poisoning can lead to severe illnesses and even kill. Bacteria and germs in food are very hard to detect because they do not affect either the taste, appearance or smell of food.