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23/02/21
« on: Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 @ 07:31:36 »
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Deadly salmonella outbreak in UK linked to chicken products
480 cases have been recorded, including at least one death, since January last year

At least one person has died and more than 200 children have been poisoned in an ongoing salmonella outbreak in the UK linked to cheap breaded chicken products.

The first cases of the outbreak date back to January 2020, but cases continue to be reported. So far, 480 cases of the food poisoning bug Salmonella enteritidis have been recorded, of which 44% were in children aged 16 or under.

The Food Standards Agency, which covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Scotland have issued a series of recalls for suspect processed chicken that has been available at Sainsbury, Morrisons Lidl, Aldi, and Iceland.

The latest recalls, announced on Friday, include SFC Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Bucket, which have been available at Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, and Vestey Foods Chick Inn 32 Jumbo Chicken Nuggets, which have been sold at Heron Food stores and B&M shops.

Earlier recalls included Lidl’s Red Hen Breaded Chicken Nuggets, Aldi’s Roosters Breaded Poppin Chicken, and Iceland’s Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers. Many of these products are marketed as affordable family food.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/feb/22/deadly-salmonella-outbreak-in-uk-linked-to-chicken-products

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Re: 23/02/21
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 @ 07:37:12 »
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Holiday bookings surge following lockdown exit plans

Airlines say they have already seen a surge in bookings, following the Prime Minister's announcement of the road map out of lockdown...  this would not happen until 17 May at the earliest.

Tui reported that they had had their best day of bookings in over a month, with strong interest in Greece, Spain and Turkey for the summer.

Thomas Cook said traffic to its website was up over 100% on Monday from 15:00 GMT onwards, with bookings already "flooding in" for countries like Greece, Cyprus, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

EasyJet also reported a 337% surge in flight bookings and a 630% jump in holiday bookings for locations like Alicante, Malaga, Palmo, Faro and Crete. Bookings are strongest in August, followed by July and then September.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56161129