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AU: Company fined over Salmonella outbreak on Melbourne Cup day

The Courier Mail: A company at the centre of a massive Melbourne Cup Day Salmonella outbreak has been found guilty of failing in food safety standards, a court has heard.

The Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday heard the bacteria was contained in one or some of the 20 raw eggs used to make five batches of mayonnaise by Piccalilli Catering in November 4, 2013.

The condiment was then used as a potato salad dressing, which was then sold to 14 separate Melbourne Cup Day functions in southeast Queensland, including one for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

“I think the fact they’ve been convicted of an offence is good news for the catering industry because it sends a message to everyone who prepares food for the public that great care has to be taken.”

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