Australia – Elderly woman dies of Listeria infection as authorities warn thousands at risk

The Age

A woman has died and thousands of people are at risk of listeria infection after the bacteria was detected in food from a south-east Melbourne catering company that supplies food to hospitals, aged care homes and Meals on Wheels.

The catering service I Cook Foods has been shut down after the woman, who was aged in her 80s and from the eastern suburbs, died in Knox Private Hospital on February 4.

The woman contracted a listeria-related illness while in hospital after being admitted for an unrelated condition in late January, a health department spokesman said.

Six positive samples of listeria were found at the company’s Dandenong South kitchen during an investigation into the cause of the woman’s death over the past two weeks.

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