September 29, 2016

Worthy Burger E. coli Outbreak Sickens 7 in Vermont

Seven people who ate at Worthy Burger in South Royalton in Vermont developed food poisoning, according to Valley News. Five of them have confirmed case of E. coli infection. All of them have recovered and health officials say there is ongoing threat of illness. The restaurant closed from September 17 -September 21, made changed recommended by the health department, changed some of its suppliers and reopened. One of the recommended changes was using a food thermometer to make sure burgers had been cooked to a safe internal temperature. Using a food thermometers is the only way to make sure food is properly cooked. Color is not a reliable indicator. Health officials are not releasing dates of illness or information about which, if any, suppliers may be involved. E. coli bacteria live … [Read more...]

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