Salmonella outbreak remains a mystery

An investigation into a West Michigan salmonella outbreak has ended.
Krystle Wagner
Jan 28, 2014

After weeks of interviewing individuals who became ill, and observing procedures at Pints and Quarts Pub and Grill and C.F. Prime Chophouse, which share the same kitchen, investigators proved unable to determine an exact cause of the salmonella outbreak that impacted 32 residents.

The report states “although no single source or act was specifically identified that caused this contamination, several practices were observed that could cause foodborne exposure to salmonella.”

Ken Kraus, director of Public Health Muskegon County, said they determined the cases were most likely associated with raw eggs, and cross contamination most likely occurred at the pantry station.

Kraus said the important thing is they didn’t see food code violations.

“We’re not sure of how that contamination occurred,” he said.

Salmonella is a food-borne illness acquired from contaminated eggs, raw poultry, and unpasteurized milk and cheese products. It can also be found in the feces of some animals.

The residents who became ill between Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 experienced a number of gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, chills and/or sweats, headache, muscle or body ache, bloating/gas and fever.
 

Comments

MeanSmith

The dining divas ate at C.F Prime Chophouse. I pray they didn't get sick.

Karingh

so here's my question..while there was an ongoing investigation to the outbreak, why in the world would the so called, past their 15 minutes of local fame, Dining Divas dine there....... they obviously have NO knowledge of what is going on or they would have avoided that place like the plague.

LessThanAmused

Careful Karingh....I just tried to reply to Meansmiths post, which wasn't as bad as yours and I got the message "the comment you are replying to does not exist".

I'm telling ya.....somebody at the tribune is married to a dining diva...

and if they're censoring these posts, why is the nasty mouthed one from Bee still up today, two days after I hit the inappropriate button?

Maybe Meansmith had a change of heart and took his down? Only he knows....maybe he'll tell.

EDIT: I just went and checked and the Trib DID remove the offensive comment I filed as inappropriate. Took 'em awhile, but better late than never.

MeanSmith

No I didn't take it down. What the heck is going on here Trib?

Karingh

well...I say what I feel, and if they dont like it too bad. I do agree that one of these Divas is in bed with a higher up at the "paper" LOL

LessThanAmused

Oh oh, I hear footsteps....CHEESE IT, IT'S THE COPS, again.

LessThanAmused

Meansmith....is that your original post back up there at the top again??

I'd say no based on what I wrote in response, that didn't get submitted, but I'm not sure either. I defer to you.

MeanSmith

Yes that is my original post.

LessThanAmused

Seems to be some ghosts in the machine at Tribune Headquarters.

LessThanAmused

Hiccup......I was at Pints and Quarts. Sorry :-)

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