May 21, 2024

Carniceria Guanajuato Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 56

The Carniceria Guanajuato Salmonella outbreak has now sickened at least 55 people, according to news reports. The Chicago Department of Public Health said the number of patients has increased from 20 that were identified last week, and by 25 since the last update was issued on September 18, 2023. The case count is accurate as of Wednesday, September 20, 2023, and may increase. The Carniceria Guanajuato grocery store is located at 3140 North California Avenue in Avondale. At least 17 people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. One person is allegedly on a ventilator and is requiring dialysis. The city conducted an inspection at that grocery store, which contains a taqueria, after illness reports started coming in, and found some serious violations, including eggs and … [Read more...]

Now 30 Sick in Carnicerias Guanajuato Salmonella Outbreak

There are now 30 sick in Carniceria Guanajuato Salmonella outbreak in Chicago, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and news reports. That is an increase of 10 more patients since the first notice of the outbreak was issued on September 15, 2023. The grocery store, which also houses a taqueria, is located at 3140 North California Avenue in Avondale in Chicago. At that time, the CDPH said that 10 people were hospitalized. We do not know if any of the 10 new patients have been hospitalized. And CDPH said that there are probably more who are sick. In fact, public health officials use a multiplier for Salmonella outbreaks of 30.2, which means that there are usually 30 times more patients in a typical outbreak than are reported to public health departments. That … [Read more...]

Carniceria Guanajuato Salmonella Outbreak in Chicago Sickens 20

A Carniceria Guanajuato Salmonella outbreak in Chicago has sickened at least 20 people and 10 of those patients are hospitalized, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). That grocery store, which houses a taqueria, is located at 3140 North California in Chicago, Illinois. Those sickened at prepared food at either the taqueria or the prepared foods section of the grocery store. Carniceria Guanajuato voluntarily closed on September 8, 2023 and is cooperating with CDPH to find the source of the illnesses. Public health officials performed an environmental assessment of the grocery store and provided guidance to employees on safe food handling practices and environmental cleaning to prevent more illnesses. There is no word on any suspect food, the ages of the … [Read more...]

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