More than 100 Brighton and Hove diners complained of food poisoning after eating in the city in the year to the end of March, new statistics show.
The figures came to light after a freedom of information request. It was used to ask how many investigations there were into complaints of food poisoning by people who had eaten in “public catering establishments” in the city.
Brighton and Hove City Council information compliance officer Wendy Kassamani said: “For the financial year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 Brighton and Hove City Council’s Food Safety Team received 126 complaints from members of the public alleging food poisoning symptoms linked to food businesses in the city.
“It must be stressed that the none of these allegations were medically confirmed as due to pathogenic food poisoning bacteria and no business was confirmed as a source of food poisoning.”
The response was published on the freedom of information website Whatdotheyknow.com and can be seen here.
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