Some of the 64 people who became ill through Launceston’s recent salmonella outbreak are exploring the possibility of taking legal action.

The Department of Public Health has traced the salmonella outbreak at the Trevallyn and Sugar Shack bakeries in Launceston to piping bags used to spread cream and icing.

"If the claimants can’t establish negligence … there isn’t an arguable case that there was negligence, there would be no point in pursuing a claim for damages," said Burnie solicitor Chris Bartlett. "From the information I’ve received there’s probably a reasonable case to be made out."