Wales Top of the Table When It Comes to Food Poisoning; CONTAMINATION: Breaking of Hygiene Laws Costing Pounds 17m a Year

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Wales Top of the Table When It Comes to Food Poisoning; CONTAMINATION: Breaking of Hygiene Laws Costing Pounds 17m a Year


Byline: TOMOS LIVINGSTONE

A HIGHER percentage of people get food poisoning in Wales than anywhere else in the UK, the Food Standards Agency warned yesterday.

As many as 328,000 people in Wales became ill after eating contaminated food last year, the FSA said, and it is estimated food poisoning is costing the Welsh economy pounds 17m a year in lost working days and health care.

A total of 14pc of those surveyed in the FSA's annual investigation into consumer attitudes in Wales reported suffering food poisoning, up from 12pc in 2000.

A reluctance among people to contact the relevant authorities with information on unhygienic retailers is also a cause for concern, with only 8pc of people in Wales who suffer from a bout of food poisoning reporting it to a GP or the local authority.

As a result, many outlets which contravene hygiene regulations go unpunished.

Joy Whinney, Director of the Food Standards Agency Wales, said people needed to report concerns to their local authority.

"Even if adults feel better after their illness, by not reporting it, there is the risk that elderly people or children could go to the same place and get more seriously ill."

People tend to be aware of the need to wash hands and keep cooked and raw food separately, she said, but do not always do so.

"Older people and young adults tend to be behind with things, and often don't realise that food that's gone past its use-by date needs to be thrown out."

The agency's research suggests that people aged 16 to 25 are the most likely to suffer from food poisoning.

People in higher income groups tended to be more aware of food safety issues, the report said. …

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