November 8, 2007: Additional Cases of Salmonella Food Poisoning Linked to North Carolina Restaurant

Fifteen cases of Salmonella food poisoning have been confirmed by the Catawba County Public Health Department, and 126 people have now reported food poisoning symptoms. All of the cases appear to be linked to Restaurant Hermanos Chavez and the Carniceria y Taqueria Hermanos, a Hispanic restaurant and butcher shop located in Newton.

County public health director Doug Urland said that the restaurant and shop have been voluntarily closed since last Saturday and that the health department is investigating the Salmonella outbreak.

“We do not know that it is definitely a food product,” Urland said regarding the source of the Salmonella outbreak.

Urland also noted that prior to reopening, the restaurant and butcher shop will have to discard all food items and thoroughly clean and sanitize the premises. The health department will instruct restaurant employees on proper food handling and hygiene, he said.

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