Thursday, February 2, 2012

U.S. salmonella outbreak which hit 68 people 'came from Taco Bell'

An outbreak of salmonella which struck 68 people across the U.S. originated at Taco Bell, it has emerged.

A government agency had previously announced that a Mexican-style fast-food chain was behind the disease, but refused to confirm which one was the source, referring to it only as 'Restaurant Chain A'.

Website Food Safety News narrowed that down and identified the restaurant as Taco Bell, which was later confirmed by public health officials in Oklahoma.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it could not confirm the identity of the restaurant.

Of the 16 people in Oklahoma who fell ill with salmonella, eight told officials they had recently eaten at Taco Bell, while four said they had not. Read More