HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c157W
Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many incidents of food poisoning have been attributed to the sale and consumption of New York dressed poultry in each of the last five years. [5312]

Ms Jowell

I have been asked to reply.

There is no record of any incident of food poisoning implicating New York dressed poultry during the last five years. Although the majority of food poisoning outbreaks are investigated the cause of infection is not always identified. For single (sporadic) cases it is not feasible to investigate the infective vehicle.