NZ MPI: Key points from the Institute for Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Second Interim Report of the outbreak, dated 8th October 2014, are:

  • The ESR studies identify foods eaten more often by people who became ill than by people who didn’t become ill.
  • The ESR studies do not identify any affected or contaminated food nor its source.
  • The ESR studies say the information is not definitive, but provides direction for further investigation.

MPI investigations to identify an affected or contaminated food are ongoing.

Read the full article at, including links to the first and second interim reports.

This information is contained within the media update for 16th October, available here.