Wairarapa Bakery and Cafe on Queen Street, Masterton, re-opened yesterday after being closed for several days because of an outbreak of food poisoning. The eatery became the focus of a public health inquiry after links between salmonella illness and the cafe were made on February 15.

In 10 days eight cases of salmonella had been notified in Wairarapa and of these six people had eaten at Wairarapa Bakery.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Annette Nesdale, said the staff of Choice Health in Masterton and the cafe management are working together to find the cause of the salmonella outbreak.