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.

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Image Credit: dano izumi, Flickr
According to the paper, the $26 truffle risotto…

In case you missed it, here are some of the top food safety stories from last week: PCA Sentencing: Stewart Parnell, former CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Sept. 21. His peanut-broker brother, Michael Parnell, got 20 years, and former PCA Quality Assurance Manager…

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…

DC_406x250After a Salmonella outbreak involving at least 10 confirmed cases and potentially dozens more, the Fig & Olive restaurant in Washington, D.C., reopened on Wednesday, Sept. 16, after a six-day closure due to the outbreak. Local health officials said in a press call Wednesday that the contamination had been linked to truffle fries and mushroom…