Food figures under spotlight

Environmental health officers dealt with nearly 400 reports of food poisoning in Babergh and Mid Suffolk last year, according to latest figures.

A report found there were 170 infectious disease notifications in Babergh, and 222 in Mid Suffolk, during 2012/13.

The findings – due to go before Babergh District Council’s scrutiny committee next week – covered 1,940 food premises, serving a total population of 178,000.