Australians receive salmonella warning
The director of
Public Health, Roscoe Taylor, is asking Tasmanians to return any cracked or
dirty eggs to shops because of a growing salmonella outbreak in the north-west
section of the state.
Taylor says it is difficult to pinpoint the
exact source of the outbreak, but contaminated eggs are almost certainly the
cause and several local suppliers have withdrawn their eggs. A
Somerset bakery closed voluntarily after
being linked to 11 of 16 people that have now reported food poisoning in the
last two weeks.
He is urging people to return any cracked or dirty eggs to where
they bought them.
Although eggs from different farms often end up in the same carton,
Taylor says the
eggs are not sold by the two major supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles
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