January 22, 2012: Mystery Mexican Style Restaurant Linked To 68 Confirmed Illnesses

On January 19, 2012, the CDC released a report of its investigation of a multistate Salmonella food poisoning outbreak linked to a Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain, identified as “Restaurant Chain A.”  Missing from the report was the identity of the restaurant; and releasing that information would both serve and protect the public.  The FDA, and state and local public health officials were also involved in the investigation.


The outbreak was caused by the foodborne pathogen Salmonella Enteritidis, and according to the CDC it appears to be over.  Over… as in first many people, including 68 confirmed cases, had to be sickened.


The CDC reports:

“As of January 19, 2012, a total of 68 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain was as follows: Texas (43), Oklahoma (16), Kansas (2), Iowa (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), New Mexico (1), Ohio (1), and Tennessee (1).”

The illnesses began on or after October 13, 2011.


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