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.

Image Credit: dano izumi, Flickr
Image Credit: dano izumi, Flickr
According to the paper, the $26 truffle risotto was one such dish pre-made, reheated with cheese, and then garnished. Health officials were unable to obtain products from the commissary for testing. No environmental or food samples from Fig & Olive tested positive for Salmonella, but truffle oil was the suspected cause. At
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