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Possible Source of Fig & Olive Outbreak: Items Not Made Fresh

The Washington City Paper has dug into the Salmonella outbreak linked to Fig & Olive restaurants earlier this fall and found that the upscale chain relies on dish components pre-cooked and frozen at a commissary in New York. According to the paper, the $26 truffle risotto was one such dish pre-made, reheated with cheese, and then… Continue Reading

CDC, State/Local Health Partners Ask: How Large is Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fig & Olive?

Multiple cities are investigating Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eating at Fig & Olive restaurants, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells Food Safety News. Illnesses have so far been reported Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and the investigation is ongoing to determine whether there are illnesses in other states linked to eating… Continue Reading

Outbreak Associated With Fig & Olive Restaurants Might Be Expanding

A Salmonella outbreak that’s been percolating around a pair of trendy restaurants in West Hollywood and the District of Columbia for about three weeks might be expanding, with reports of the outbreak strain possibly showing up in other cities with Fig & Olive restaurants. One thing for certain is that state and federal health officials… Continue Reading