A bakery in Felling, Gateshead has closed voluntarily following an outbreak of E.coli in the area.
Myers Bakery is currently being investigated as the possible source of the infection, which has so far been confirmed in nine adults, with six other possible cases in the Gateshead area, as British Baker went to press. All seven confirmed cases had purchased cooked meats or sandwiches from the shop before it closed on Wednesday 11 November.
Dr Kirsty Foster of the Health Protection Agency said: "Myers Bakery’s owner is co-operating fully with the investigation and the shop remains closed while this continues."