article Spokesman for Pizza Express, John Balfour, told RTE that the company has been working closely with the police and the public in the past to reduce the number of cases.
Mr Balfours spokesperson said that the increase in foodborne cases had been caused by the “increasing number of incidents” that had been reported to Pizza Express in recent weeks.
“This is not the cause of the increase, and we are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible,” Mr Bafour said.
He added that Pizza Express had a “zero tolerance” policy for cases that do not conform to PizzaExpress’ standards and was “currently working closely” with the NSW Health Department.
A spokesperson for PizzaExpress, which operates on the Northern Rivers, said it had “committed to a zero tolerance policy” for foodborne illness and was working to provide the best possible service.
Mr Ritchie from Pizza Express said the company was “shocked and disappointed” by the rise in food-borne cases in recent days.
He said the spike in cases was “an indication of the growing risk of an outbreak” and the company had been working “very closely with our partners and the NSW health authorities to address the situation”.