A follow-up inspection on Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro was conducted Tuesday morning by the health department, ending with a perfect score — 100 (see above or click here). The restaurant, in West End Commons in Cartersville, closed following the outbreak of what has been determined to be salmonella as the restaurant catered a Thanksgiving meal at Toyo Tire in White. Nearly 100 people sought emergency room relief while five people were hospitalized as well.
Here are some of the notes to share from the health department following Tuesday’s inspection and what comes next — including the discarding of all open food products and monthly inspections for the next three to four months:
“It is noted that the facility voluntarily closed on Monday, Nov. 20. A preliminary inspection of the facility was made on Friday, Nov. 24. Angelo’s reopened to the public on Monday, Nov. 27. During the time it was closed, at least 25 of the staff were trained or retrained on proper food handling and food service procedures with material and videos developed by the FDA. The facility also was cleaned and all food work areas and storage areas were cleaned and sanitized. In addition, all opened food products were discarded. All needed food products were replaced before the facility opened on Monday, Nov. 27. This facility will be on a 30-day follow up for the next three to four months to ensure the continuation of proper food handling procedure.”
Several updates today on the salmonella outbreak at Toyo Tire from last week:
Public Health: Investigation continuing. “The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District continues to investigate a confirmed salmonella outbreak related to a catered employee event Nov. 14 and 15 at Toyo Tire in White that has hospitalized at least five people. The Health Department plans to conclude interviews with Toyo employees who attended the event by end of day Tuesday, Nov. 28, and hope to identify the food product that caused of the outbreak. We will release that information, if conclusive, which it may not be, when available. The Cartersville restaurant that catered the event has reopened as of Monday, Nov. 27. The restaurant was re-inspected last Wednesday by Bartow County Health Department environmental health specialists and will receive another full re-inspection today.” (media release)
Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro at West End Commons announces reopening today. Angelo’s shut down voluntarily after an outbreak salmonella sickened at least 100 people dining on holiday lunch at Toyo Tire catered by the Cartersville restaurant earlier this month. Health officials say the restaurant has been sanitized and workers retrained in food handling procedures. The announcement out this morning: “Today we will be open regular hours. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.” Facebook
About the outbreak: Between 80 and 90 people were treated in emergency rooms at Cartersville Medical Center, Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center since the catered event. At least five people were hospitalized.