January 14, 2006
The Advertiser (Australia)
Kara Phillips
PROCESSED cold meats and salads have been removed from the menu for pregnant women at Flinders Medical Centre, following the recent listeria outbreaks across SA.
FMC dietics and nutrition manager Liz Kellett said the new menu was introduced to further protect pregnant women.
“Listeriosis can result in miscarriage, premature birth, or stillbirth in rare cases,” Ms Kellett said.
“Foods which are known to be at risk of carrying the infection are not offered as food options for pregnant women at FMC.”
Ms Kellett said the hospital had taken the “extra precaution above food standard requirements” in response to the recent listeria-related deaths.
Independent testing at FMC showed the bacteria was not present in the hospital.
Meanwhile, the lawyer acting for the Formosa family says the family will be seeking a settlement from the Conroy’s