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Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-packed mixed salad update

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The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services media release:

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services continues to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Anatum infection associated with consumption of mixed salad ingredients from one supplier.

Other states are also investigating cases of Salmonella Anatum to see whether these cases are linked to the outbreak strain in Victoria, or coincidental to it.

Victorian health authorities are leading the investigation into the source of the Salmonellaoutbreak and coordinating testing on this issue.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is working closely with State, Territory and Federal authorities and coordinated the product recall.

Consumers can stay updated on the recall by visiting www.foodstandards.gov.au<http://www.foodstandards.gov.au>.

OzFoodNet, Australia’s enhanced foodborne disease surveillance network, is undertaking a multi-jurisdictional outbreak investigation, led by Victoria. Investigations are ongoing.

LATEST CASES OF SALMONELLA ANATUM NATIONALLY:

There have been 208 cases of Salmonella Anatum reported which match the outbreak case definition.

Nine confirmed and 144 probable cases were reported from Victoria with packaged salad being eaten by many of the interviewed cases.

Other states are also investigating cases of Salmonella anatum: Queensland

13 probable, Western Australia 5 probable; South Australia 21 probable; New South Wales 1 confirmed and 14 probable; ACT one probable.

Note: WA is not part of the national recall as no product was distributed in WA.