Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Restaurant

Health Officials in Connecticut are advising anyone who became ill after eating at Cilantro Fresh Mexican Grill in New Haven to seek medical attention for possible salmonellosis.

And that is especially true of anyone who is still experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

The Connecticut Department of Public Health, or DPH, have not speculated on whether any particular ingredient used at the restaurant is suspect but did say in a press release Friday that the restaurant’s owner is cooperating with public health officials and has voluntarily closed the restaurant while the investigation is going on.

Here at Today In Food Safety, we are purposely withholding the owner’s name but can tell you that the restaurant was located on Whalley Avenue.

The time period to worry about runs through the month of June. If you ate at the restaurant and have not yet experienced symptoms of salmonella poisoning you may carry on normally, say officials. But if you are dealing with symptoms you are urged to minimize your chances of spreading the bacterium by washing your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water. You should also refrain from preparing food or drinks for others.

You should also report your illness to the Department at 860-509-7994.


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