May 24, 2018

Salmonella at Esencia Urban Kitchen in Chicago Sickens 5

A Salmonella outbreak at Esencia Urban Kitchen in Chicago has sickened as least five people who ate at the restaurant,  health authorities told Food Poisoning Bulletin today. Those who became ill reported eating at the restaurant on August 13 and August 14. "We have inspected the restaurant to ensure it meets health code standards. The ongoing investigation includes additional interviews and testing food handlers who work there. The restaurant is cooperating with the investigation," Alicia Siston, PhD, MPH, MS Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Program said in an e mail. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning, which include diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramping, nausea, chills and headache, usually develop within 12 to 72 hours of exposure and last about a week. For some people, … [Read more...]

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