October 28, 2016

70 Sick from Pork Carnitas at Los Corrales in Kenosha

Supermercado Los Corrales in Kenosha, WI has been cleared by the county health department to reopen after being linked to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 70 people, according to Fox6News.  Half of those sickened have laboratory confirmed cases of Salmonella matching the strain found in pork carnitas served Mother’s Day weekend, May 8th-10th.

The meat counter at the store was closed during the investigation. It was cleaned and inspected by health officials who cleared it for reopening yesterday.

Small children, who are at heightened risk for food poisoning, were among those sickened. Salmonella poisoning causes vomiting and diarrhea that can be bloody. Symptoms, which usually appear between six and 72 hours after exposure, last for a about a week. Anyone who ate at the restaurant and developed those symptoms should contact the county health department.

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