Western Sydney has become the center of attention over a food poisoning scandal. It has been reported that there have been ten reported victims of a Salmonella infection and there might be five more victims. All the victims went to Penrith over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November, leading to health experts to be suspicious of somewhere in Penrith.
Salmonella is a very common bacteria that can cause food poisoning. It is normally found in red and white meats, raw eggs, milk, and dairy products. In the cases with meat, the bacteria can remain if the meat in undercooked and in dairy products when it is not properly treated. Cross-contamination can also cause the Salmonella bacteria to go to other products,
Specialists from the Cumbria and Lancashire Public Health England Centre and Environmental Health Officers from Eden District Council are aiding the investigation in Penrith. However, representatives still can not believe they can pinpoint the exact source of the illness. In order to get a better understanding, the authorities need more information. People who have purchased or ate food in Penrith over that weekend and as a result have had symptoms of food poisoning are encouraged to come forward and contact Eden District Council’s Environmental Health Department.
In order to help with the investigation, people are urged to complete a survey online.
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