HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 c430W
Mr. Singh

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of people made ill over the last 10 years by(a) unpasteurised milk and (b) its products. [31306]

Ms Jowell

The majority of cases of food poisoning are sporadic and the vehicle of infection is not known. Cases may also occur as part of outbreaks and for some of these the vehicle of infection may be established. Information on the number of people affected in general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease in England and Wales associated with(a) unpasteurised milk, and (b) its products can be found in a detailed table, copies of which have been placed in the Library.