You’ve got to be fucking kidding.
Paddy Naughtin of the Whitehorse Leader writes that a bad batch of eggs is being blamed for 21 people being struck down by a Salmonella outbreak believed to have been picked up at a Blackburn restaurant.
The Department of Health and Human Services and Whitehorse Council are still investigating the cause of the outbreak which affected at least 21 people who ate at the Food Republic on Blackburn Rd on March 18.
Food Republic co-owner Vanessa Lekkas said she was “genuinely distraught” for those who had been affected and was “humbled by their understanding” .
“In almost 30 years of working in the industry we’ve never seen this happen,” Ms Lekkas said.
“We get hundreds of boxes delivered each week, and it looks like one of those contained a bad batch of eggs.
“We’ve been fully transparent with the council and health authorities, and they’ve seen our food handling processes are up to scratch.
Ms Lekkas said the Food Republic would no longer be serving food made with raw egg products.
Why the fuck didn’t they stop years ago?
There’s been plenty of outbreaks, plenty of publicity, but, humans being humans, they think it won’t happen to them.
I get that.
So in the interest of public health, Australians, stop serving raw egg dishes.
And food porn chefs who are food safety idiots, fuck off.
Your wellness guidelines are making people sick.
Health-types, up your game.
A selection of egg-related outbreaks in Australia can be found here.