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UK: Investigation underway into cases of listeria linked to sandwiches

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 19, 2019
Manchester University
Britain   Manchester University

On 14 June 2019, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the NHS confirmed that, following a retrospective analysis of Listeria cases, an additional 3 cases including 2 deaths were linked to this outbreak.

Now that discussions between affected families and NHS clinicians have taken place, we can confirm that the individuals that sadly died were diagnosed and treated at:

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust: 2 cases (confirmed on 7 June)
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed on 7 June)
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

The following Trusts have diagnosed listeria cases linked to this outbreak, though with no associated deaths:

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 2 cases
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
NHS England and NHS Improvement and the FSA can confirm that the Good Food Chain supplied affected product lines to the following 43 NHS Trusts, plus one independent provider. The outbreak investigation continues and the public health risk remains low.

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