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Officials identify source of salmonella outbreak at Fayetteville hotel

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

Cumberland County and state public health investigators have determined that the All American Grill in the Holiday Inn Bordeaux was the source of a salmonella outbreak in May.

The outbreak resulted in 100 identified cases of salmonella.

According to the report by the state health officials could not implicate a specific food item as the source, citing the likelihood of cross-contamination of food products and restaurant surfaces as the reason for the outbreak. 

According to the report, some food service employees continued to work while ill and may have contributed to the contamination in the restaurant. The North Carolina Food Code Manual states that food employees with diarrheal illness should be excluded from work until they are asymptomatic for at least 24 hours.

"Our goal is always to protect the public's health," Cumberland County Public Health Director Buck Wilson said in a written release. "With this and any other public health investigation, our goal is to identify action steps and safety measures that will stop the spread of illness and prevent this kind of event from happening again."

The county Health Department began investigating the outbreak on May 13. Twenty-five of the 100 reported cases were confirmed salmonella and 75 considered probable. 

The report spells out recommendations made to the restaurant by county environmental health staff and discusses the impact of sick employees reporting for work.

Holiday Inn Bordeaux Salmonella Final Report

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