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Cilantro blamed in 2016 Carbon E. coli outbreak despite negative lab results

22

December

2016

E.coli outbreak at Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

CHICAGO (Salvi Law) – An E. coli outbreak at Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill this past summer was likely caused by fresh cilantro, according to the city’s final outbreak report.

The outbreak, which occurred between June and July, sickened 69 people, with another 37 probable cases. Of the sick people, 22 had symptoms so severe that they required hospitalization.

According to a report from Food Safety News, cilantro is the suspected source of the E. coli based on percentages of sick people who ate menu items made with the fresh produce item. Inspectors collected 12 food items, including cilantro, but none of the food returned positive results for E. coli bacteria. The cilantro was sourced from Illinois and Mexico, according to information provided to the health department.

A victim of the outbreak hired Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.’s Brian Salvi to represent her in a possible cause of action.

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If you or someone you know has been impacted by the E.coli outbreak at Carbon Life Fire Mexican Grill, we can help you understand your legal rights. Please call 1-877-568-9745 or visit salvilaw.com for a free case evaluation.

For more information on this case or the Carbon E.coli outbreak, please contact Marcie Mangan at (312) 372-1227 or mmangan@salvilaw.com.

 

 

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