“The owner of a Ballarat pizza shop closed down after a salmonella outbreak has pleaded to his customers for support as health authorities continued investigations into a regional egg supplier,” reports SMH.com.au.
“Rizzo’s was open for business last night after Ballarat’s The Courier broke the story of widespread food poisoning over Christmas. The shop’s owner, who declined to be named, said he and his staff were shocked by the incident, with the number of confirmed and possible salmonella cases officially lifted to 19. Investigations are continuing into whether the death of an elderly man on December 30 is connected to the case.”
“The actual number of sick might be higher, with at least one customer saying she, her husband and a friend became unwell but their doctor did not recommend blood tests.”