Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Australia, NSW: Salmonella warning

2 February, 2019

The NSW Food Authority have issued an urgent warning about salmonella contamination in some New South Wales eggs. Consumers are being asked to check the stamping on their eggs. NSW Food Authority said they had been able to isolate the particular batch of eggs thanks to mandatory egg stamping required in NSW.
A total of 99 people became unwell with the outbreak strain since it was first reported in May 2018, with almost 30 percent of cases notified to health authorities in the last four weeks. In September 2018, 28 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis were linked to eggs sold in the Sydney metropolitan region. Eggs sold under the brand Glendenning Farms were recalled by Eggz on the Run. Following more notifications of salmonellosis, an investigation by NSW Health and the NSW Food Authority identified eggs from a second as yet unnamed producer in the Sydney area that is contaminated with Salmonella.