An outbreak of E.coli O157 food poisoning in Glasgow and Lanarkshire, Scotland, has sparked an investigation by an outbreak control team set up by the departments of public health in cooperation with the South Lanarkshire Council and Glasgow City Council environmental health services. Six cases have currently been confirmed in the outbreak, which is believed to have originated at a privately-catered christening function at the Tabernacle Masonic Hall, near Glasgow, on 9 September.