UK: Government study reveals high salmonella rates in pork, could spark major scare
The results of a Government study of animals after slaughter are being published today, revealing the worrying fact that nearly 4 million UK pigs, 23% of the current population, are contaminated with the food poisoning bacteria salmonella. During the last year, around 13 million pigs have been slaughtered, and this new evidence claims that 700,000 of those were contaminated with bacteria by the time they reached the butcher.
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