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Outbreak of salmonella and gastroenteritis on an offshore facility

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority of Australia (NOPSEMA) has published the following report regarding a recent outbreak of salmonella and gastroenteritis on an offshore facility which resulted in about 40 members of the workforce being directly affected and led to severe disruption of offshore operations. The strain of salmonella identified was reportedly linked to eggs. The use of raw eggs, which were incorrectly stored, is suspected to have been the cause of the food-borne illnesses.

The report can be downloaded from

Safety Event

Published: 15 February 2013
Download: IMCA SF 04/13

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