Baked goods not linked to Gawler South Bakery scare

UP to 35 confirmed cases of salmonella have now been linked to the Gawler South Bakery.

SA Health’s Director of Public Health, Dr Kevin Buckett, said of those confirmed cases, nine people had been hospitalised, including two children.

“We’ve now seen cases in people aged two-years-old up to 70-years-old and we are anticipating more cases as further test results come through,” Dr Buckett said.

SA Health food safety inspectors, in conjunction with the local council, are continuing investigations, and returned to the business early last week.

The bakery’s management is cooperating with authorities and has made improvements to food safety practices.

“The source of the contamination has been linked to filled sandwiches, wraps, rolls and focaccias made and sold at Gawler South Bakery.

“While salmonella wasn’t detected in the food and environmental samples taken from the bakery, this isn’t unusual, as the source of the contamination has often passed by the time we identify a common link between cases,” he said.