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Tests point to turkey in Salmonella outbreak in Georgia

The investigation continues, but initial test results show turkey was the source of Salmonella that sickened employees at a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at a Georgia tire factory. At least five people had to be hospitalized and lab tests confirmed dozens were suffering from Salmonella infections after the Nov. 14-15 catered meals at the Toyo Tire production… Continue Reading

Georgia restaurant linked to company dinner outbreak reopens

Two weeks after reports of food poisoning among Toyo Tire employees who ate catered food at the Georgia company’s pre-Thanksgiving dinner, dozens have been confirmed with Salmonella infections, at least five have been hospitalized, and the implicated restaurant has reopened. Although a specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of the Salmonella,… Continue Reading

BBQ Shack in Toccoa, GA Likely Source of E. coli Outbreak

Seven previously reported cases of E. coli O157:H7 in Stephens County, GA have become 11, and 10 of those reported eating at the BBQ Shack in Toccoa over the weekend of May 2-4, local health officials say. Georgia District 2 Public Health spokesman Dave Palmer said 10 of the victims are residents of the Peach… Continue Reading