Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More salmonella cases linked to IHOPs third closing

Source of Article:  http://www.amarillo.com/stories/092408/new_ihop.shtml

 

Amarillo health officials have increased the number of salmonella cases linked to the International House of Pancakes on Western Street to 16. The city first reported seven cases last Thursday.

The IHOP at 2100 S. Western St. closed around 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 after it learned its restaurant was tied to another salmonella outbreak. It was the third time in as many months the restaurant has closed while investigating the source of the food-borne illness.

The ownership group says it will reopen after it gets the OK from the Amarillo Environmental and Public Health departments, which are continuing to investigate the outbreak and pinpoint a cause.

City health officials ask anyone with symptoms of salmonella - diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps - to see a doctor.

- Staff writer David Pittman

 

 

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