More than 50 people ill after salmonella outbreak in Dublin

A north Dublin business has been served with a closure order

More than 50 people ill after salmonella outbreak in Dublin

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The HSE has confirmed that a major outbreak of food poisoning in Dublin is due to salmonella.

More than 50 people, including four children, from a number of separate groups became ill after eating food supplied by a north Dublin business.

The food was supplied on Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May.

The business has been served with a closure order, and an investigation is underway into its food preparation procedures.

To date, five people have been admitted to hospital, while 16 people have been confirmed as suffering from salmonella.

Health officials are now asking anyone who suspects they may have become ill as a result of the outbreak to contact them.

In a statement, the HSE said: "The investigation is ongoing and includes further examination of the food business operation and food served and assessment of the information from ill and well persons who consumed food.

"Members of the public should contact their GP if they have any concerns regarding their health. People who think they may be ill as a result of this outbreak may also contact the HSE’s Environmental Health Service or Department of Public Health in Dublin to assist in the investigation of this outbreak."

The Environmental Health Service can be reached on 01-897-6140 during office hours, while the Department of Public Health can be contacted on 01-635-214.