Fear over Asda bacon after Covid-19 outbreak confirmed in Yorkshire meat factory

Matt Hancock: for once he might actually be providing us with facts.

Bacon rashers and joints sold to Asda may have been contaminated with Covid-19 after an outbreak was discovered at a Yorkshire meat factory.

Mobile testing tents have been set up outside Kober Ltd near Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, which supplies Asda.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed the information at the daily Covid-19 briefing on Thursday (June 18).

He has spouted a lot of nonsense over the past few weeks, but it seems likely we can take this information as accurate, because it indicates an increased threat of Covid-19 – and he is usually desperate to reassure us that the threat is reducing.

Hopefully this has been caught before anything reached the food chain – but let’s all wait and see, shall we?

Source: Coronavirus outbreak confirmed in Yorkshire meat factory that supplies Asda – Mirror Online

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

11 thoughts on “Fear over Asda bacon after Covid-19 outbreak confirmed in Yorkshire meat factory

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      It is heartening to read the likelihood described as “low” or “unlikely”. However: “The uncertainty associated with this estimate is High, partly as there are significant data gaps relating specifically to SARS-CoV-2; a number of assumptions in this document are therefore based on data relating to other coronaviruses.”

      1. SteveH

        Yes, I read that as well. I too was impressed by how balanced the report in the Yorkshire Post is. Well worth a read.

      2. SteveH

        Germany eased its lockdown restrictions at the end of May and now, less than a month later, their ‘R’ rate has dramatically jumped overnight to 1.79.

        BERLIN (Reuters) – The reproduction rate of the novel coronavirus in Germany has jumped to 1.79 after a raft of localised outbreaks, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for public health said on Saturday, far above the level needed to contain it over the longer term.
        The number, a sharp increase from 1.06 on Friday, is a setback for the European Union’s most populous country, which has fared better in the pandemic than many European peers due mainly to early testing and social distancing measures.
        The institute attributed the rise to a number of local outbreaks, which have been seen in locations such as meatpacking plants, logistics centres, and shelters for refugees. Outbreaks have also been linked to church services and family parties.
        https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-reproducti-idUSKBN23R0R4

      3. SteveH

        According to The Robert Koch Institute for public health (RKI) the new ‘R’ number of 2.88 is based on a four-day average.

        On Friday it was only 1.06, Saturday 1.79 and Sunday 2.88, that’s an increase of over 270% in just 2 days. It will be interesting to see how this progresses over next week, how the German authorities react and will our government learn from the German experience.

    2. wildswimmerpete

      Should any coronavirus particles that lie on the surface of the meat would be quickly destroyed during cooking. I’m assuming that no-one eats raw meat.

  1. hugosmum70

    ok now i am confused yet again. i understood it cant be passed on in food. is this yet another thing we should of being aware of over the past 4 months or more? its been a shambles from beginning to end. would have been much better if the ministers that have been ,supposedly, handling the outbreak and basically know nothing about it. who have no medical knowledge as admitted by bojo , who have been clutching at straws and making it up as they went along, had stood down and let us all take our chances as we have to do with flu if we get it. all we needed was the warning that this is like the flu only worse. ..we dont hide from the flu so why have we been hiding from this? o k maybe i am fed up of all the twists n turns the ,first this then thats (and i am not alone in this i do know).. most of us have common sense (and so many of the rules n regs this government has “decreed” did not/do not make sense.) i am sure we could have done a better job than Bojo/Hancock etc some of the ideas coming out of Bojo’s mouth have been nothing short of pure comedy. only a tad less dangerous than those the yellow haired thicko over the water has come out with.

  2. Growing Flame

    Weren’t there some meat plants in the American Mid-west that also had serious spikes of Covid19 infections?
    Is there a specific problem with meat plants?
    Mostly poorer, low-paid, migrant workers, I think.
    The US seems to have tried to brush it under the carpet, and simply carried on with the meat plants hardly stopping much at all.
    If it is simply that there are a lot of workers in close proximity to each other, then there are lots of workplaces like that,(eg Schools) so shouldn’t this be taken more seriously?

  3. trev

    And they initially kept the exact location a secret, saying that it was “somewhere in Kirklees”, at first leading me to think it was referring to a care home in Huddersfield that I’d heard about (about which there has been no mention). And I mistakenly thought Cleckheaton was part of Bradford Met. area as it has Bradford postcodes, whilst other parts of Kirklees that are closer to Leeds have Wakefield postcodes!

Comments are closed.