Two more patients die in listeria outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches

TWO more patients have died in a listeria outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches, health officials have said.

Public Health England confirmed the total number of deaths are now five, while there are nine confirmed cases.

Scientists linked the outbreak to chicken sandwiches from The Good Food Chain in Stone, Staffordshire.

A probe revealed the food had been supplied to 43 hospital trusts and shops UK-wide.

It is also feared infected grub may have been sold to sporting venues, businesses and universities.

More to follow…