The Health Protection Service (HPS) has identified an outbreak of Salmonella associated with two cafés, located in Belconnen and Gungahlin.
Staff from HPS have inspected both cafés and found issues related with food handling processes and procedures. HPS has served prohibition orders on both premises and is working with the cafés to address these issues.
The cafes will be closed until such time as the identified issues have been rectified. This action means that there is no ongoing risk to the health of the ACT population from these events.
Food safety is an important public health issue and this is a timely reminder of the importance of food safety, not only for food businesses, but everyone in the community.
As this is an ongoing investigation HPS is not in a position to provide the number of people affected.
ACT Health is not able to release details of food businesses that are subject to enforcement action or ongoing investigation as it could unreasonably affect the business affairs of registered proprietors, or unduly influence or impair future legal proceedings.
Information on Salmonellosis:
Salmonellosis is caused by an infection with the bacteria Salmonella. It causes a gastrointestinal illness with symptoms including fever, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. Salmonella is often spread through the consumption of poorly cooked or contaminated foods. Raw or undercooked eggs, meat and poultry are particularly high risk foods. People with health concerns should see their medical practitioner.
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