Katrina Stokes of The Advertiser reports the InterContinental Adelaide buffet breakfast that made at least 71 people sick from salmonella poisoning has been linked to cross-contamination from eggs.
The total number of people struck down with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and headaches after eating the breakfast spread at the luxury hotel on Sunday, July 31, has risen to 71, including 21 people who were admitted to hospital.
InterContinental Adelaide general manager Colin McCandless said the investigation was “still ongoing”.
“What the Adelaide City Council has released is a likely cause (but) we’re still partnering with them fully to determine what the exact cause was,” he said.
That’s the same McCandless who last week said it was ‘absolutely safe’ to eat at the hotel.
SA Health chief medical officer Professor Paddy Phillips said the latest salmonella outbreak was another reminder of the potential risks associated with handling raw eggs.
The hotel’s $37 full breakfast buffet at the Riverside Restaurant includes scrambled eggs.
And what about those dips? Any raw eggs in those?
A selection of egg-related outbreaks in Australia can be found here.