Hospital food contamination under investigation, South Australia

Police are investigating the deliberate contamination of food items in a kitchen at the Flinders Medical Centre.

No one was given the contaminated food items which were discovered in a kitchen before being distributed to patients.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Joanne Shanahan said about 9.15am on Tuesday police were notified of the deliberate contamination of a number of desserts stored on a tray in a refrigerator.

“We are working in conjunction with the management and staff of the Flinders Medical Centre to investigate this matter,” she said.

“We are satisfied that no patients have been fed contaminated foodstuffs.

“No threat or claim has been made in connection with this discovery which was made by a hospital staff member.”

There have been no similar incidents reported to SA Police.

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