Public Health England (PHE) is investigating a national outbreak of a type of Salmonella Enteritidis which has affected 247 people.
The FSA have published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. The results show 59% of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In 4% of samples Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging.
The FSA has issued a call for people to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting campylobacter, a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning.
Rainfall, the use of contaminated water for irrigation or for applying pesticides, and contaminated equipment are among the factors that cause contamination of berries with Salmonella and norovirus.
Following detection by the FSA of unusually high levels of toxins, various shellfish harvesting sites in Scotland have been closed. These toxins, which occur naturally, especially during the summer months, can cause acute food poisoning.