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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tesco sausages of death?

Yesterday Jan and myself spent the afternoon down the park with three of our grandchildren. On the way home she asked me to pull into a small shopping complex, she wanted to get a few items including some sausages for today's breakfast. After a very nice full English blow out breakfast, Jan checked out the news on her phone. Good grief she cried, supermarket X flogs sausages that could have infected thousands. Here's the crack, we had just scoffed a half a pack of, you guessed it, Tesco sausages. affraid The thing is, we hardly ever shop at Tesco. The labelling says British Pork, but I'm remembering the horse meat scandal.  Who knows what we are eating these days. Thems the breaks folks. rofl 

Eddie

"A leading British supermarket may unwittingly have infected thousands of people with a pig virus that causes liver cirrhosis and neurological damage, say researchers at Public Health England.

Hepatitis E (HEV) is transmitted by sausages and pork products from Europe, mainly Holland and Germany. UK pigs do not have the virus strain in question.

Scientists at PHE, a government agency, have traced the shopping habits of infected people and found that a common factor is consumption of own-brand sausages from “Supermarket X”.

PHE and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have refused to name Supermarket X but two separate sources said it was Tesco." 
affraid

From The Sunday Times here.

Eddie

14 comments:

only slightly confused said...

Good grief. I hope those sausages weren't from the contaminated batch. Avoid processed meat. Who knows what the heck is in them?

Mac n' Janet said...

That's terrible. Seems like every time we turn around there's a recall on some food item or another. Hope you're ok.

Catarina said...

Food manufactoring companies are supposed to be inspected on a regular basis, and yet there have been so many recalls due e-coli, even here. Good grief, what a problem. Hope you are well.

Adam said...

One of the reasons I don't eat meat

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I wonder how well our foods are being inspected lately. I hope no one gets sick from this bad meat. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds bad. Now I know why I don't like sausages! Hugs, Valerie

DMS said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear this. Hope you are all okay!!
~Jess

Elephant's Child said...

Sigh. I hope you are ok.
Even before I have up meat I was wary of sausages - which are widely known here as 'sprise bags' for the surprise of what is in them.

Tom said...

...life isn't easy!

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

sounds terrible ! hope you dont have problems with it !

Carol Blackburn said...

Well, you'd be sick within 1 to 6 hours of ingesting the contaminated food so if you are still ok then you are well out of the woods. What a scare though. Hope it all went well.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Yikes. Makes ya want to give us sausages, doesn't it?

It seems odd the the store name wasn't provided. What good does it do consumers to be told there may be contaminated meat out there if they aren't also informed of which stores may have sold that meat? I presume if the situation elevates to a recall, they'll have to provide you all with more information. Scary stuff.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Holy moly! Sounds awful. I hope you're alright. You never know what's in your food these days.

Magic Love Crow said...

Horrible!!!! Yuck!! I hope you are ok???