Sacramento Public Health

Nacho cheese sauce is the likely suspect in a botulism outbreak among patrons of a gas station in California, according to public health officials in Sacramento County.

In addition to narrowing the scope of possible sources, the Sacramento County Public Health Department announced Wednesday that another patient with suspected foodborne botulism has been added to the outbreak list.

Valley Oaks Food and Fuel California botulismFive other people are hospitalized and in serious condition with confirmed botulism poisoning. Four of them reported eating “prepared food” from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove before becoming ill.

“Persons who consumed prepared food, particularly nacho
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County officials have closed down food and beverage sales at a gas station in California because of an outbreak of botulism poisoning and are urging anyone who has become sick after eating there in recent weeks to immediately seek medical attention.

Valley Oaks Food and Fuel California botulismFive people — four of whom ate food from Valley Oaks Food and Fuel in Walnut Gove, CA — are confirmed with botulism and are in serious condition in hospitals, said Sacramento County Public Health Officer and medical doctor Olivia Kasirye.

The county health department posted a notice Monday about the botulism outbreak. The Environmental Management Division of the
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