Salmonella linked to Blakeview eatery

Of the 11 confirmed salmonella cases in Adelaide's north, nine have resulted in hospitalisations.
Of the 11 confirmed salmonella cases in Adelaide's north, nine have resulted in hospitalisations.

SA Health is investigating a cluster of Salmonella cases linked to three Angkor Bakery stores in the northern suburbs.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, said there had been 11 confirmed cases of Salmonella reported to SA Health in people who have eaten Vietnamese rolls from the three bakeries.

“Of the confirmed cases, nine people have been hospitalised,” Dr Spurrier said.

“SA Health authorised officers, in conjunction with local council Environmental Health Officers, have inspected stores at Blakes Crossing (Blakeview), Springbank Plaza (Burton) and Hollywood Plaza (Salisbury Downs) and .

“Food and environmental samples have been collected from all stores, and results will assist in identifying the source of the contamination.

“Early investigations indicate the cases could be linked to raw egg butter, pate or BBQ pork ingredients.

“The businesses complied with a council request on Tuesday to cease using these ingredients and, from today, the businesses have agreed to cease selling all Vietnamese rolls until the source has been identified.

“Cleaning and sanitising procedures have also been assessed and improved, and will continue to be monitored.”

People can experience symptoms of Salmonella infection between six and 72 hours after exposure and symptoms usually last for three to seven days.

These include fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, headaches, stomach cramps and loss of appetite. More severe symptoms may occur in young children, older people, pregnant women and people who are immunocompromised.

Anyone who develops these symptoms and is concerned should see their doctor.

There have been 160 cases of Salmonella infection reported to SA Health this year, compared to 240 at the same time last year.

For more information, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/foodsafety