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Recipe For Salmonella Outbreak

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  • 1. Recipe for Salmonella Outbreak Cooking time: very little Made: 99 people ill Cost: £40,000 court case Ingredients: Raw shell eggs stored at room temperature (non lion branded and not traceable ) Method: Put raw shell eggs into complimentary dips, icecream and Kiwi Parfait Don’t inform diners Serving suggestion only: Count of salmonella organisms in Kiwi Parfait: 38,000 colony forming units per gram Warning: if follow recipe please contact your Environmental Health Department and Public Health [email_address]
  • 2. Salmonella Outbreak
    • Eating raw shell eggs is well known to be a risk factor for salmonella food poisoning. In restaurants, pasteurised eggs should be used in food which is intended to be served raw or lightly cooked.
    • However this slide shows the ‘recipe’ for when this guidance was not followed and this resulted in 99 known diners at a restaurant to have probable salmonella food poisoning.
    • A sample of the kiwi parfait made with raw eggs was available and was found to have 38,000 colony forming units of salmonella per gram.
    • This slide illustrates that even in the situations that risk factors are well described and there is guidance; ill health can still occur. Guidance needs to be implemented in order to get the gains in population health that we expect and need.
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