Laura Mueller The
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culprit in one of the city's largest food poisoning outbreaks is a bacteria
public health officials have never encountered before.
people fell ill after attending a barbecue July 18 for staff in a
subdivision of ArcelorMittal Dofasco or eating
leftovers. A public health investigation determined the source of the
outbreak was Vibrioparahaemolyticus
bacteria from inadequately pre-cooked lobster tails.
caterer was the Village Green Bistro in Westdale.
common bacteria occurs naturally in oceans and can
be present in undercooked seafood.
Chris Mackie, associate medical officer of health for the city, said Hamilton usually
experiences a couple of food-borne illness outbreaks each year. But this is
the first time this bacteria has been reported in
is a large outbreak for Hamilton,"