Fears for South Australia's egg industry in wake of salmonella outbreak
Concerns are mounting that the recent outbreak of salmonella will have an
adverse effect on South Australia's egg industry.
The South Australian State Health Department is investigating a possible link
between eggs and a recent outbreak of salmonella, where 17 people were infected
by the bacteria.
Six of the 17 people became sick after eating
uncooked pasta from the Buono Pasta Company and officials are trying to
establish if eggs from a local producer were the source of the
However, in the meantime the industry is concerned that the
mere speculation that eggs were the cause could be a major blow for the entire
industry and cause a drop in demand.
Carol Copeland from Valley
Poultry fears consumers will avoid buying eggs altogether and has called on the
unnamed egg supplier to come forward for the good of the State's egg
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