HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c53W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases of(a) botulism, (b) salmonella enteriditis, (c) salmonella typhimurium and (d) other types of food poisoning have been reported or detected in Scotland for each month since January.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The numbers of food poisoning cases reported during 1989 are as follows:

January 150
February 181
March 114
April 165
May 160
June 255

The cause is not always known but those recorded include:

Botulism Salmonella enteriditis Salmonella typhimurium
January Nil 54 32
February Nil 85 31
March Nil 60 21
April Nil 43 9
May Nil 81 27
June Nil 96 32