May 28, 2024

Toyo Tire Outbreak Caused by Salmonella Bacteria, Sickens Dozens

Salmonella bacteria caused the Toyo Tire outbreak in White, Georgia before Thanksgiving that sickened dozens of people, Logan Boss, Public Information Officer of the Department of Public Health Northwest Health District told Food Poisoning Bulletin. At least five people were hospitalized in that outbreak because their symptoms were so severe.

Salmonella Toyo Tire Outbreak

Public health officials are interviewing Toyo employees who attended the event and plan to finish them today. They also hope to identify the food product that caused the outbreak. That information will be released when available.

The restaurant that catered the event, identified in news reports as Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro of Cartersville, has reopened after closing last week. The restaurant was re-inspected last Wednesday by Bartow County Health Department environmental health specialists. That facility will be re-inspected today.

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Lawyer Fred Pritzker

Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented clients sickened with Salmonella infections, said, “Even when you recover from this infection, there is still a risk you may develop a serious complication such as reactive arthritis in the future.” Call 1-888-377-8900.

ood safety attorney Fred Pritzker said, “while Salmonella bacteria are ubiquitous, everyone who handles food or serves it to the public needs to be vigilant to avoid contamination. No one should get sick because they ate a catered meal. The Toyo Tire outbreak did not have to happen.”

Public health officials have not named the restaurant responsible for the Toyo Tire outbreak in briefings or press releases. They call it a “Bartow County restaurant in Cartersville” The restaurant’s owner issued a statement last week about this outbreak through his attorney.

The company event, which was held over two days in mid-November, apparently sickened many people who visited emergency rooms in the area. Their symptoms included nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, which are consistent with a Salmonella infection.

Lab tests on patient isolates confirmed that they were sickened with Salmonella infections. Employees at the restaurant have received food safety training.

Officials ask that anyone who attended that event and has experienced the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning see their doctor. This visit is critical especially if a person has a fever above 101.5°F, has blood in the stool, has frequent vomiting, diarrhea that lasts more than three ays, or signs of dehydration.

A Salmonella infection is a reportable condition. Doctors will inform officials if anyone is diagnosed with this illness.

Pritzker Hageman law firm represents and helps people who have been sickened by contaminated food, whether it was sold at a grocery store or served at a restaurant or catered event. We get answers, compensation, and justice through our work. Our lawyers represent people sickened with bacterial infections in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against caterers, retailers, grocery stores, food processors, restaurants, daycare centers, schools, and others. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team recently won $7.5 million for young client whose kidneys failed because of hemolytic uremic syndrome after an E. coli O157:H7 infection. Class action lawsuits are usually not appropriate for outbreaks because these cases are very unique.


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