December 7, 2016

MN Old Country Buffet Outbreak Source Contaminated Rolls

The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the Salmonella outbreak that sickened people who ate at the Old Country Buffet diner in Maple Grove was caused by contaminated dinner rolls. The bread was cross-contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis from raw chicken. That outbreak sickened at least 36 people in February 2014. One person was hospitalized in this outbreak. People who got sick ate at the restaurant between January 11 and February 11, 2014. Most of the illnesses took place among those who ate there on January 25, 104. Cross-contamination is often the cause of food poisoning outbreaks. If proper food safety rules are not followed, such as thorough hand-washing after handling raw meats, separating cooked and uncooked foods, and washing utensils and surfaces … [Read more...]

Lawyer Represents Victims of Old Country Buffet Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak in MN

Attorney Ryan Osterholm is representing victims of the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to eating at the Old Country Buffet in Maple Grove, Minnesota.  Osterholm has begun his investigation of the outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin County are also investigating. Osterholm is providing free consultations to victims of the outbreak. Osterholm commented, "Salmonella is particularly difficult when it strikes young children.  Unfortunately one of the individuals I represent in this outbreak is a young boy that required hospital treatment.  I hope Old Country Buffet is cooperating with health authorities to find out what went wrong to ensure this does not happen again." Osterholm is part of the team of Salmonella lawyers at PritzkerOlsen, P.A., a … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Old Country Buffet Sickens 23

A Salmonella outbreak at Old Country Buffet in Maple Grove, MN sickened 23 people who ate at the restaurant in late January, the Minnesota Department of Health told Food Poisoning Bulletin today. One person has been hospitalized. So far, 11 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infection have been culture-confirmed. Tests on stool samples from those patients will identify the "genetic fingerprint" of the bacteria allowing health investigators to determine if any samples taken from the restaurant are a match. A food source has not yet been identified. State and county health officials are working together on the ongoing investigation, said Doug Schultz, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Health. Salmonella infections happen when people eat food contaminated with microscopic … [Read more...]

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