April 29, 2017

Reno Provisions Closing; Made Dessert Linked to Twisted Fork Outbreak

According to a message on its Facebook page, Reno Provisions, the cafe that made a dessert linked to a food poisoning outbreak in Nevada in 2015, is closing. An E. coli outbreak at the Twisted Fork restaurant in Reno, Nevada last year sickened at least 22 people. Investigators at the Washoe County Health District discovered that chocolate mousse made by Reno Provisions, a store and cafe, for the restaurant was contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. Apparently a blender used for meat that was not cleaned properly before it was used again to make the mousse was the culprit. The outbreak took place in October and November, 2015. The Health District ordered Reno Provisions to establish a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system approach to address the outbreak and learn … [Read more...]

What Was in the Dessert at the Twisted Fork Restaurant?

The source of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that sickened almost two dozen people in Reno, Nevada has been identified. The outbreak at the Twisted Fork restaurant has been linked to a dessert that was manufactured, sold, and distributed by Reno Provisions. Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick said in a statement, "Our epidemiologists and environmental health staff have identified a dessert that was prepared by Reno Provisions. Several people who ate at the Twisted Fork restaurant had the dessert, as did some other people outside the Reno area who then developed the E. coli infection. That commonality led investigators to the dessert supplier, and to tests of food and equipment at Reno Provisions." Public health officials are now investigating the manufacturer of the … [Read more...]

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