At least 40 people were admitted to St George and Sutherland Hospitals over the weekend with gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared at a bakery in Sydney’s South.
The Guardian reports that 13 of the patients admitted – including young children – had to undergo further treatment.
NSW Health officials say that initial test results have found that the patients suffered from salmonella poisoning and as a result, the department issued a prohibition order to close the bakery on Monday 25th January.
According to The Daily Telegraph, many of the venue’s affected customers believe that the bakery’s chicken and pork rolls were to blame for the food poisoning outbreak.
Officials says that the venue will remain closed until an investigation into the cause of the incident has been completed.