The results of the study have been welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation Salmon Processors and Smokers Group, which has stressed the high standards of hygiene to which the industry operates. The levels of listeria found were low, said group chair Ian Michie. “This comes as no surprise to our members. Food safety is our sector’s number one priority,” he said.
However, according to the FSA, the number of instances of food poisoning caused by listeria has doubled since 2000.