It was reported on the 30th May that one adult and two children have been diagnosed with the E.coli 0157 infection//. Authorities of NHS Lanarkshire issued a statement confirming that there have been three linked cases of E.coli 0157 within the village of Law, in South Lanarkshire. All of these cases have a link with J&H Cairns, a butcher in the village.
The NHS announced that as there was no conclusive evidence yet that J&H Cairns is the source of the outbreak, they advised as a precautionary measure that anyone who have any food items that are other than raw meat from J&H Cairns to dispose of it. The health authority said any potted meat from Wright the butcher, in Hunter Street, East Kilbride, which is supplied by J&H Cairns, should also be disposed.
NHS announced yesterday that a fourth adult had been diagnosed with the infection, and confirmed that all the cases are linked to J&H Cairns in the village of Law. Speaking for the first time yesterday, the shops owner, Jim Cairns, who had voluntarily closed his shop down said that his primary concern as the safety of his customers. He stated that he wanted to reassure the public that they were totally committed for doing all that is necessary and required to provide the highest standards of food safety and hygiene.
He went on to explain that they do follow a very rigorous system to ensure the best quality of food as available for public. He explained that the investigations have shown that they were rather unfortunate to find themselves in this predicament, but he promised to use this as a platform and as an incentive to ensure that they would raise the bar for standards much higher in the future.
Dr David Cromie, consultant in public health medicine with NHS Lanarkshire, explained that there could be possibilities of further cases of E coli to emerge, as symptoms could start up to 14 days after infection. Further stating that if anyone were experiencing symptoms sucPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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