Caterer identified as source of Georgia salmonella outbreak
Event attendees became ill on two separate occasions after eating catered food in Newton County, Georgia. Health officials have identified the source of the contaminated food as Plain Nuts Catering & Deli, located in Covington, Georgia.
Plain Nuts catered a closed, invitation only event held in Newton County on April 28th and a function held on May 9th in Social Circle, Georgia. Shortly after each event, attendees became ill with what appeared to be food poisoning. Reports of gastrointestinal illnesses were received by the Newton County Health Department shortly after each event. One confirmed case of salmonella was also reported to the health department. Another confirmed case of salmonella was reported by a person who did not attend either event but who consumed food prepared by the caterer.
Plain Nuts Catering & Deli has closed temporarily, as the investigation continues. The caterer is cooperating fully with the health department and has agreed to adhere to recommended food safety protocol before re-opening. They will screen and train their food service staff and conduct an enhanced cleaning of their facility before serving food again.
Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria. Infected individuals typically begin to experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 8 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Salmonella-related illness may last anywhere between 4 to 7 days.
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