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Crab Shack restaurant named in chowder cook-off outbreak

A specific restaurant has been identified as the source of clam chowder responsible for a Salmonella javiana outbreak among people who attended a cook-off on the Virginia barrier island of Chincoteague. Laboratory testing found the outbreak strain of the bacteria in a sample of chowder prepared by a restaurant identified only as “Crab Shack” by… Continue Reading

Salmonella source at cook-off still a mystery; dozens sickened

Public health officials in Virginia continue to implore anyone who attended a chili/chowder cook-off event Sept. 30 at the Chincoteague carnival grounds to fill out an online survey to help with a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. The Virginia Department of Health posted the survey after dozens of people reported becoming ill after the annual Chincoteague… Continue Reading