asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish tables for each year from 1992 to 1997 showing the food vehicles in food-borne outbreaks of illness confirmed by microbiological, statistical or descriptive evidence. [HL3021]
Aggregate information for 1992–94 on food vehicles associated with outbreaks for this period can be found in a review of general outbreaks published in the Public Health Laboratory Service's (PHLS) Communicable Disease Review, vol. 6, R57–63. Data for 1995 and 1996 are available in a table which has been placed in the Library. Since 1996 data on general outbreaks of food-borne illness has been reported on a quarterly basis in PHLS' Communicable Disease Report. Quarterly outbreak reports can be found in the weekly Communicable Disease Reports: vol. 7, No. 37 (January—March 1997 published on 12 September 1997), vol. 7, No. 50 (April—June published on 12 December 1997), vol. 8, No. 11 (July—September 1997 published on 13 March 1998) and vol. 8, No. 24 (October—December 1997 published on 12 June 1998). Copies of the Communicable Disease Review and Communicable Disease Report are available in the Library.