Deputy Chief Medical Officer of South Australia Health (SA Health), Dr Nicola Spurrier, said they are investigating a cluster of Salmonella cases linked to three Angkor Bakery stores in the northern suburbs.
There has 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 hospitalized,” Dr Spurrier said.
“SA Health authorized officers, in conjunction with local council Environmental Health Officers, have inspected stores at Springbank Plaza (Burton), Hollywood Plaza (Salisbury Downs) and Blakes Crossing (Blakeview).
“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 sanitizing procedures have also been assessed and improved, and will continue to be monitored.”
In addition, SA Health is reporting the second measles case of the year in a 20-year-old South Australian man.
The man was at the following locations while infectious, and people in the vicinity may have been exposed:
- Western Clinic Medical Centre at 152/154 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, on 1 February between 11.15am-12.30pm.
- Australian Clinical Laboratory collection centre, located within the Western Clinic Medical Centre, on 2 February between 8.45am and 9.30am.
SA Health’s Communicable Disease Control Branch Director, Dr Louise Flood, said there have been multiple cases of measles notified in Australia this year.
“Most cases have been acquired overseas, but some have been secondary cases passed on to others within Australia,” Dr Flood said.
“Immunization provides the best protection against measles and it’s vital that everyone makes sure they’ve had two doses of the measles vaccine.”
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