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2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Fremont Bowl, Seattle, Washington

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Salmonella associated with Fremont Bowl in Seattle. Four people from 3 separate meal parties reported illness after eating at Fremont Bowl from July 27-29, 2018. Three of the four were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella. One of the ill people was hospitalized and has since recovered. On August 9, 2018 PHSKC Environmental Health investigators completed an inspection at Fremont Bowl where potential risk factors were identified, including inadequate hand washing, lack of temperature controls, and risk of cross contamination. On August 10 he restaurant was closed because corrective actions had not been completed. On August 13, Environmental Health returned to Fremont Bowl. They provided food safety training to all staff, confirmed that a thorough cleaning and disinfection had been completed and all processed, ready-to-eat foods had been discarded. The restaurant was allowed to re-open that day.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Fremont Bowl
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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