Victims of Tasmania’s worst salmonella outbreak might sue the bakeries at the center of the contamination. Two people who were infected with salmonella had inquired of Burnie lawyer Chris Barlett whether they could take legal action against the Launceston bakeries.

Bartlett said they were seeking general damages for pain and suffering as well as recovering out-of-pocket and medical expenses while they were sick.

70 salmonella cases had been reported, all traced back to products from the Sugar Shack and Trevallyn bakeries. Six people needed hospital treatment. The source of the bacteria was eventually found to be piping bags at the Trevallyn Bakery.