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Investigation launched after four people contract E.coli at East Lancs farm shop

Lancashire Telegraph: E.coli bacteria E.coli bacteria

AN investigation has been launched after four people were hospitalised after contracting E.coli at an East Lancashire farm shop and outlet village.

Public Health England (PHE) and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency are investigating after 11 people contracted E.coli 0157 after visiting Huntley’s Country Store in Samlesbury over recent weeks.

All contact between animals and the public at the premises has now been stopped.

PHE are advising people to seek medical advice if they are suffering any systems by contacting NHS service 111.

If you have been affected contact reporter Jon Robinson on 01254 298204 or e-mail jonathan.robinson@nqnw.co.uk

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1:00pm Thu 1 May 14

thoroughbred says...

Gutted for Huntleys, such a great place!
Gutted for Huntleys, such a great place! thoroughbred
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1:49pm Thu 1 May 14

eddio says...

thoroughbred wrote:
Gutted for Huntleys, such a great place!
unintentional pun methinks?
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: Gutted for Huntleys, such a great place![/p][/quote]unintentional pun methinks? eddio
  • Score: 5

1:53pm Thu 1 May 14

POW WOW says...

thoroughbred wrote:
Gutted for Huntleys, such a great place!
Doesn't necessarily mean this is the source of the outbreak though, most of the produce at Huntleys is sourced from local suppliers, who also stock other food outlets in the area.
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: Gutted for Huntleys, such a great place![/p][/quote]Doesn't necessarily mean this is the source of the outbreak though, most of the produce at Huntleys is sourced from local suppliers, who also stock other food outlets in the area. POW WOW
  • Score: 3

12:17am Fri 2 May 14

The Prodigal Son Returns says...

The reporter should have been a bit clearer on this story. Those who contracted the bug did so after visiting the lambing live section of the farm. That was the source of the E. coli. This very popular attraction over the Easter holidays gave children an opportunity to feed lambs with bottled milk or pet them in their enclosures. This has now been stopped. Nothing to do with the farm shop or café. Huntleys did have washing facilities and disinfectant for those using this activity but obviously nothing is 100% safe especially when children and the elderly with poorer immune systems are in such close proximity to mother nature.
The reporter should have been a bit clearer on this story. Those who contracted the bug did so after visiting the lambing live section of the farm. That was the source of the E. coli. This very popular attraction over the Easter holidays gave children an opportunity to feed lambs with bottled milk or pet them in their enclosures. This has now been stopped. Nothing to do with the farm shop or café. Huntleys did have washing facilities and disinfectant for those using this activity but obviously nothing is 100% safe especially when children and the elderly with poorer immune systems are in such close proximity to mother nature. The Prodigal Son Returns
  • Score: 3

10:34pm Fri 2 May 14

Joblogs123 says...

Yes, true the source was lambing live but the staff from the food outlet and restaurant were all working in the lambing live tent too.
All now potential carriers of ecoli, would you want your kids eating there?

And just to add why have huntleys recently been given a two star food rating for their scores on the doors which is urgent hygiene attention required?!
Available for the world to see online.

Clearly a poorly thought through event and a place that has a hygiene problem
Yes, true the source was lambing live but the staff from the food outlet and restaurant were all working in the lambing live tent too. All now potential carriers of ecoli, would you want your kids eating there? And just to add why have huntleys recently been given a two star food rating for their scores on the doors which is urgent hygiene attention required?! Available for the world to see online. Clearly a poorly thought through event and a place that has a hygiene problem Joblogs123
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