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Scare Stories: Killer Spanish Eggs Poison Britons

by | 1st, December 2009

dogs-eggs ONCE again the Daily Express leads with a scare story, it’s front page chiming: POISION EGGS ALET .” MacGuffin takes a look:

The dangers of salt. The wonder of cereal. The wonder of mushrooms. And now the danger of eggs.

And not just any eggs. But dirty, scrounging, come-over-here-and-work-on-the-cheap foreign eggs.

As usual with any Express story, but particularly their health ones, the headline says something the article doesn’t.
The sub-head makes it absolutely clear cheap imports from Spain are to blame.

And yet that’s not quite the case as journalist Louise Barnett should now as much of her article is little more than a copy-and-paste job from this Food Standards Agency press release .

Indeed, the Express even quotes the key passage:

Although there is no conclusive evidence yet, the clusters may be linked to eggs sourced from outside the UK and used in these establishments. Investigations are ongoing into a possible link to eggs sourced from an approved establishment in Spain.

So not quite what the front page claims then. Furthermore, the Health Protection Agency report adds further facts. Of the

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