It seems like every couple of weeks we post about an egg-linked Salmonella outbreak in Australia.
A day after Chin Chin Chinese was fingered in an investigation into over 100 cases of salmonellosis, health authorities, according to 9News are looking at deep fried ice cream batter containing raw eggs as the source.
A table of egg-based Salmonella outbreaks is available here.
Eggs used in deep-fried ice cream batter have been blamed for a Queensland food poisoning outbreak that left 110 people violently ill.
Metro South Health officials confirmed last night tests conducted at Chin Chin Chinese Restaurant returned positive for salmonella and they believed the raw eggs were to blame, the Courier Mail reports.
Eight of the 15 people at Julie Holmes’ birthday dinner on Sunday night fell violently ill, with six hospitalised – two overnight – and four put on drips.
“I haven’t eaten for three days,” she said. “It’s just dreadful, the worst thing I’ve ever been through.”
Cheryl Broadhurst, who was part of the birthday group, said her family was still feeling the effects of the poisoning almost one week later.
Her 21-year-old daughter was rushed to Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital yesterday morning.
The popular family restaurant located in Springwood was slapped with a temporary closure by Logan City Council as victims continue to come forward, with cases almost doubling overnight.
So far, 110 people who dined at Chin Chin on Saturday and Sunday nights have reported falling ill.
A sign on the restaurant’s door yesterday read: “Closed for maintenance until further notice.”
Its Facebook page, which enjoyed mostly positive reviews, has been inundated with angry patrons who are threatening legal action.
You can check out the Facebook comments here.