Beware funeral home sandwiches and coffee

The Tasmania Mercury is reporting that at least 27 people in Hobart have been sickened with salmonella after eating contaminated sandwiches at two separate funerals late last week.

The food was provided by a catering business which has been temporarily closed down while the Health Department investigates.

Dr. Roscoe Taylor, Tasmania’s Director of Public Health, said,

"We are looking closely at a product containing raw eggs, which was a mayonnaise like ingredient that may have been in the sandwiches and we’re waiting on sampling test results on that to come back."