Retailers and manufacturers have been warned by the British government security advisers that there is a possibility that terror groups might poison supplies of drinks and food in the country to cause causalities, reported The Sunday Telegraph.
The warning came after the outbreak of deadly bacteria E coli in Germany from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).
The CPNI has asked the drink and food producers to be alert and be vigilant at depots and plants and diminish the likelihood of any possible "bioterrorism" attack on food.
The UK suffers from a low level of malicious contamination of food by the bad, the mad and the sad. Now it has to consider the possibility of food supplies being disrupted by politically-motivated groups,"a official from CPNI was quoted telling the food safety experts.
According to the report, attackers could adulterate drinks or food items with chemicals or bacteria and target ingredients used in food items, causing large scale disruption.