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Raw eggs blamed for SA salmonella cases

An SA Health investigation has found raw eggs were likely the source of a salmonella outbreak linked to an Adelaide bakery chain.

A salmonella outbreak that hospitalised 19 people was likely caused by the handling of raw egg products at an Adelaide bakery chain.

Director of Public Health Services Fay Jenkins said SA Health collected samples from three Angkor Bakery stores last week, after 51 cases were linked to the outbreak.

"The external shell of eggs may contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, and while eggs may not necessarily look or smell 'off' they may be contaminated," Dr Jenkins said on Thursday.

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