Health lab admits mushroom boob


18 May 2000



Health lab admits mushroom boob


TESCO was forced to throw away hundreds of thousands of organic mushrooms after tests wrongly suggested they contained E coli 0157, reports The Times.

Mushrooms were removed from the shelves of 731 stores after tests from the Public Health Laboratory Service showed a “possible presence” of the bacterium.

But on Wednesday (17 May) the PHLS admitted the tests were mistaken and launched an inquiry.

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