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Yersinia Bug Prompts Hygiene Reminder

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HortNZ: The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (which takes responsibility for food safety) is investigating an increase in the occurrence of a gastrointestinal illness this winter caused by a bacteria called ‘Yersinia pseudotuberculosis’.

The Canterbury District Health Board Medical Officer of Health has made claims in the media today that the disease can be linked to bagged carrots and lettuce, and has recommended people throw away these products if they have them in the fridge.

Read the full article by Horticulture New Zealand

The press release from the Ministry for Primary Industries is available here.

Image credit: Dr. Todd Parker / CDC / Wikimedia
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