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Australian food control authorizes have announced that 22 people suffered from food poisoning after eating at a Canberra restaurant a few times. According to ABC, the restaurant that is responsible for these injuries is the Copa Brazilian Churrasco in Dickson, which has recently been open. A health authority, officer Dr Paul Kelly, has reported that the people who went to the hospital suffered from salmonella poisoning. The source has yet to be identified. Kelly has commented on the restaurant that they believe is the culprit: “We’ve taken various samples from the restaurant of food. The restaurant serves a lot of different types of meat as well as sauces. We’ve taken samples of each of those products as well as samples of the preparation areas for the foodstuffs.” Apparently, the restaurant has voluntarily shut down and is working with ACT Health officials.
This incident has been one of the most serious incidents of food poisoning in Canberra for a while. The Australian health authorities in Canberra claim that the number of food poisoning victims could increase as more people come forward.
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