A criminal trial involving a Salmonella outbreak which sickened more than 160 people in Australia in May 2013 has been delayed until February 2016. The trial was delayed in order to acquire more expert evidence, sources told a Canberra newspaper. The outbreak was reportedly linked to raw egg mayonnaise served in potato salad at the Copa Brazilian Churrasco Restaurant in Canberra. Health officials traced the problem to an egg supplier in Victoria. Owners of the restaurant, which is now closed, pleaded not guilty to selling unsafe food likely to cause physical harm. They also apologized to customers and took raw eggs off the menu before closing the doors. Additional civil charges in the case have already resulted in $1 million in damages paid out by the restaurant. Two victims of the outbreak, both juveniles, will receive more than $5,000 each when they are 18.
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