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Food Poisoning

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many deaths occurred in the United Kingdom as a result of food poisoning in each of the past five years for which figures are available; and how many of them are attributed to the presence of salmonella in poultry.

The table shows the number of deaths registered with an underlying cause as food poisoning, (excluding typhoid and paratyphoid fever which are caused by forms of salmonella bacteria, and toxic effect of noxious substances eaten as food), in the United Kingdom for each of the latest available five years.

Numbers of deaths with underlying cause as food as food poisoning, excluding typhoid and paratyphoid fever, and toxic substance take as food.

Person, all ages 1981–85 United Kingdom







Other salmonella infections4374546253
Other food poisoning (bacterial)11

1 International Classification of Diseases 9th revision.

It is not possible from the registration of these deaths to identify specifically the source of the infection.