After a food poisoning outbreak sourced to Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery in Dayton between the dates of February 22, 2016 through February 28,2016, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County has concluded its investigation.
According to Public Health, the Lucky’s Taproom outbreak has generated eighty reports of illness from patrons of the restaurant. Five of these patrons were sickened to the degree of hospitalization. Of all those sickened, twenty individuals tested positive test for Salmonella; not all of those sickened were tested.
The Source of the Lucky’s Taproom Outbreak
Over the course of their investigation, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County found that the Lucky’s Taproom outbreak could be traced back to the house-made mayonnaise . The mayonnaise tested positive for Salmonella.
As Public Health’s Environmental Health Director, Jennifer Wentzel, explained, “Although we can’t say with certainty how this unfortunate outbreak happened, it underscores the importance of all aspects of practicing proper food safety, both in restaurants and at home.”
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About Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed.
According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 1.2 million cases in the U.S. each year, with approximately 400 of those cases resulting in death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.
Diagnosis of Salmonella Infection
If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know if you have consumed a product known to be contaminated with Salmonella. A blood or tissue sample may be required if doctors suspect that the infection has entered the blood stream.