Salmonella victims urged to take legal action

Posted by Rita Mu

Adelaide lawyers are urging victims of recent salmonella outbreak, which affected more than 100 people in January, to take legal action against the food companies responsible.

“Suppliers and manufacturers owe a duty of care to their customers, and this obligation may have been breached,” said lawyer Tim White from Adelaide firm Tindall Gask Bentley. “Consumers should be able to assume that the products they purchase and eat have been prepared in accordance with all health requirements.”

SA Health is still investigating the source of the salmonella contamination, which could be linked to custard buns, cannolis, berliners and éclairs sold in supermarkets.

According to SA Health, there are about 600 to 800 cases of salmonella infection reported in South Australia each year.

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