Raw eggs used in brunch dishes served over the Father’s Day weekend in a restaurant in Seattle have been responsible for 16 cases of Salmonella infections, the Seattle Times reports.
According to the news source, the restaurant is located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Initial investigation shows that the infections can be traced back to crab and ham eggs Benedict dishes served at the restaurant during that weekend. The sauce used in these dishes is made with raw eggs. The Salmonella bacteria may have been spread that way.
Managers at the restaurant contacted health officials to report that they had received complaints from several customers. According to the reports, restaurant staff is cooperating with the investigation carried out by officials.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has reported that the egg supplier that provided the products to the Seattle restaurant hasn’t violated any regulations concerning temperature control, handling, or even storage practices. According to the investigation, the producer is not aware of any recent tests on its products that came out positive for Salmonella.
According to Seattle Times, the menu used by the restaurant warns customers that dishes made with raw or uncooked foods may result in foodborne illnesses. While this outbreak has sickened several people, the restaurant has claimed that this was a one-time occurrence. No other illnesses were linked to the restaurant recently.
Consumers who are exposed to Salmonella may experience certain symptoms such as nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, chills, and even headaches.
The Salmonella infection is not harsh to consumers who are healthy. But to those with immune systems that may have been compromised, the infection may expose consumers to life-threatening health problems. Young children and the elderly are also mostly vulnerable.
Consumers who may have been impacted by this Salmonella outbreak in Seattle should contact health officials for further details. eek the attention of a doctor if the symptoms won’t subdue.