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Raw egg butter blamed for Salmonella outbreak

Raw egg butter used at three Adelaide bakeries is to blame for a salmonella outbreak that hospitalised 19 people, SA Health has revealed.

A total of 51 people have fallen ill since the outbreak started.

Raw egg products can be risky if not appropriately handled. The bakeries were advised to stop using raw egg butter, which is similar to mayonnaise.

SA Health’s Dr Fay Jenkins advised “Many food poisoning outbreaks have been associated with foods containing raw or partially-cooked eggs, such as aioli, mayonnaise, hollandaise or tartare sauce and mousse,”

“The external shell of eggs may contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella, and while eggs may not necessarily look or smell ‘off’, they may be contaminated.

“It’s important to check that eggs are clean and not cracked or dirty — and those that are should be thrown out.

“Preparation surfaces and utensils should be thoroughly washed, sanitised and dried after handling eggs, and remember to think of raw eggs like raw meat, and wash your hands thoroughly after handling them.”

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15 confirmed Salmonella cases from SA bakery chain

This type of outbreak should not occur. It is vital that all people preparing, handling and selling food for consumption know the importance of food hygiene and proper food preparation.

The number of confirmed salmonella cases linked to a northern suburbs Vietnamese bakery chain in Adelaide has risen to 15, with 11 people hospitalised.

The people had eaten Vietnamese pork rolls, Banh Mi Thit, from purchased from the chain of bakeries.

Environmental and food samples were taken from all the stores.

Cleaning and sanitising procedures were also evaluated and will continue to be observed.

Early investigations indicate the cases could be linked to raw egg butter, pate or BBQ pork ingredients.  Tests results should be known early next week.

Symptoms of salmonella usually last for three to seven days and can include fever, vomiting, headaches, stomach cramps, loss of appetite and diarrhoea.

With so many regulations and industry requirements salmonella outbreaks should not happen.  It is vital that all people preparing, handling and selling food for consumption know the importance of food hygiene and food preparation and remain fully trained. 

Click here to read the full article from ABC news.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-14/salmonella-linked-to-vietnamese-rolls-from-adelaide-bakery/10812254