There are so many egg/salmonella/Australia stories in the past few years that I spent 20 min googling to see if this was a repeat.
According to the Daily Mail over 40 salmonellosis cases, including 9 hospitalizations have been linked to InterContinental Adelaide.
A mother of three said her and her husband started showing the telltale signs of food poisoning two days after eating the contaminated food. According to the woman, Adelaide City Council and InterContinental suspect the cause to be eggs.
A South Australian Health spokesperson said authorities were ‘aware of a localised case of food poisoning in a city hotel’.
it is understood that up to 45 could have contracted the disease, but the exact number remains unconfirmed as the hotel chain and SA Health investigate the cause of the outbreak.
‘The issue I have is they (the hotel and the council) know there are 400 people out there potentially infected with salmonella and they’re not actively notifying them,’ the mother told the newspaper.
But InterContinental Adelaide general manager Colin McCandless said it was ‘absolutely safe’ to eat at the hotel.
Saying absolutely safe means absolutely nothing. Especially to the nine who were hospitalized.
A selection of egg-related outbreaks in Australia can be found here.