March 23, 2019

Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Supermercado Rivera Kitchen in Chicago

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is investigating a Salmonella outbreak that is associated with the Supermercado Rivera kitchen counter. That facility is located at 4334 West 51st Street in Chicago, Illinois.  At least six people have been sickened after they allegedly consumed carnitas or other foods that were purchased on February 23 or 24, 2019.

Salmonella Outbreak Supermercado Rivera Chicago

The CDPH is warning consumers to discard any carnitas or other food that was purchased from the kitchen counter at this establishment on those dates. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling these items.

An environmental assessment was performed by public health officials, who also provided guidance on safe food handling practices. Unfortunately, the items that may have made people sick were no longer available on March 1, 2019, when the illnesses were reported. The press release states “at this point there is no evidence that food made after this date was contaminated.”

If you ate food from that establishment on those dates and have been sick, public health officials are asking that you call 312-746-7425 or email outbreak@cityofchicago.org to file a compliant. The government is closely monitoring for more illnesses.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually begin 12 to 72 hours after infection. They include fever, abdominal cramps, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. While most people recover on their own without medical treatment, some, especially the elderly, the very young, pregnant women, and people with chronic illnesses, can become ill enough they need hospitalization. If you are having severe symptoms, call your doctor.

CDPH has alerted doctors in the area to watch out for people who present with these symptoms. Salmonella is a reportable illness.

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If you or a loved one have been sickened with a Salmonella infection after eating food from the kitchen counter at Supermercado Rivera kitchen counter on 51st Street in Chicago, please contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900.

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