April 12, 2024

Salmonella Outbreak at Yoshinoya Restaurant in Garden Grove, CA

A Salmonella outbreak at Yoshinoya restaurant at 13512 Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove, California sickened at least 20 people in July 2017, Jessica Good, Public Information Manager of Orange County Public Health told Food Poisoning Bulletin. Information about this outbreak was not released to the public at the time.


One person was hospitalized in this outbreak, and public health officials are still gathering information on a couple of cases. Illness onset dates ranged from July 17 to July 31, 2017 after patients ate at the facility from July 14 to July 21, 2017.

The restaurant was closed for corrective actions on August 3, 2017. No cases have been identified in people who have eaten at the restaurant since it reopened on August 4, 2017.

The symptoms of a Salmonella food poisoning infection include nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and a fever. Most people start feeling sick about 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the pathogenic bacteria.

And since most people recover without medical treatment, the numbers in these outbreaks are underreported. In fact, public health officials have assigned a multiplier to Salmonella outbreaks of 38, which means that there may be hundreds sick in this outbreak.

If you ate at Yoshinoya restaurant on Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove California in July and have experienced the symptoms of a Salmonella infection, see your doctor. Even if you recover completely after this illness, you could experienced long term health problems. Salmonella infections can cause irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, and reactive arthritis.

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