Health Department: Turkeys were the cause of the salmonella outbreak at Toyo Tire following a catered meal Nov. 14-15. At least 90 went to ER; five were hospitalized.

Health Department: Turkeys were the cause of the salmonella outbreak at Toyo Tire following a catered meal Nov. 14-15. At least 90 went to ER; five were hospitalized.

Media release: Preliminary findings implicate catered turkeys as the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak among employees attending an event at Toyo Tire in White, on Nov. 14-15, according the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District.  Laboratory investigation is ongoing.

From Hometown/background: At least 90 workers were treated at area emergency rooms with at least five¬† hospitalized after contacting salmonella at the catered party last month. Catering was provided by Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro of Cartersville. The restaurant immediately closed once illness was detected and was sanitized before reopening on Monday, Nov. 27. The initial health inspection after reopening was 100, according to the health department. Monthly inspections will follow.

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