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Chief Medical Officer Donald Acheson on salmonella in eggs

Title
Chief Medical Officer Donald Acheson on salmonella in eggs
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
11 Jan 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:02:00
Description
Richard Bestic reports from Westminster following MP Edwina Currie’s claims that most egg production in the country is infected with salmonella. Britain’s Chief Medical Officer, Sir Donald Acheson, informs a House of Commons inquiry that only a very small proportion of eggs are infected but that these pose a serious health problem. Also on there being no evidence either way that most egg production is infected.
Contributors
Richard Bestic; Donald Acheson
Keywords
Health; Members of Parliament; Food poisoning; Food; Food safety; Eggs; Edwina Currie; Salmonella

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