It Shouldn’t Happen to a Pig, BBC 2
Daily Star, 8 May 1979

IS THE meat you had for lunch poisoned? That is the question posed in the first programme of a new series of Brass Tacks. (BBC2. 8.10)

The programme’s ideas man, co-producer and presenter, Eric Robson, believes it is not as far fetched as it sounds.

He says: “Almost all the meat you buy from the butcher now has Salmonella on it, which causes food poisoning and could be fatal.”

With modern methods of farming this disease seems to be spreading and becoming more serious. Mr. Robson went on: “Cheap meat or safe meat is the question people must ask themselves.

“Modern techniques being used by farmers like broiler houses for chickens and intensive pig units seem to be spreading this poisonous bacteria.

“Salmonella is an organism found especially in poultry and pork. Meat that looks okay when it gets to the housewife, is almost always contaminated.

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