July 23, 2024

Holiday Inn Linked to Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak, Investigation of Fayetteville, NC, Hotel Restaurants Continues

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health,the N.C.Division of Public Health, and lawyers are continuing their investigation of the Salmonella outbreak linked to restaurants at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux. There are 18 individuals with signs and symptoms of a Salmonella infection, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Four of them are hospitalized.

SalmonellaSalmonella can cause serious complications, including reactive arthritis, colitis, meningitis (Salmonella in the brain), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sepsis.  Salmonella infections are sometimes fatal.

The investigation is focused on food served at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux from May 1 to May 8, 2013.  The hotel has two restaurants, the All American Sports Bar and Grill and The Café Bordeaux, and a banquet kitchen.

“We are actively working with the hotel and restaurant management and with state officials to resolve this as soon as possible,” said Cumberland County Health Department Director Buck Wilson.

The Health Department is asking anyone who developed Salmonella symptoms after eating at a restaurant in the Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux since May 1, and developed Salmonella symptoms within 3 days of that visit, to call the department at 910-433-3638 because the department wants to ask them questions about the food they ate in hopes of identifying the source of the contamination.

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