16 people have died and hundreds are seriously ill as a result of the deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe.
It is suspected that cucumbers from Spain caused the outbreak.
Irish citizens are more at risk than other Europeans when such outbreaks occur simply because our so called regulatory agencies are so incompetent and, in some cases, seem to operate with other interests in mind.
Yesterday, Professor Alan Riley from the FSAI told an RTE reporter that cucumbers in all Irish stores were sourced from Irish and Dutch producers.
This statement, from a so called informed authority, could have resulted in many Irish consumers eating contaminated cucumbers.
Shortly after Riley’s statement RTE received several calls from members of the public who had Spanish cucumbers in their fridges and were very concerned.
It was also reported that SuperValu, Dunnes Stores and Lidl had removed (the non existent FSAI?) Spanish cucumbers from their shelves as a precautionary measure.
So, will we get answers from the FSAI? Will we get accountability from the FSAI? Will anybody be fired for potentially putting the public in danger?
There’s as much chance of that as there is of Sean Fitzpatrick ending up behind bars.
See here for a previous incident involving the FSAI which could potentially have put the public in danger.