Health Officials: Salmonella Identified, No Ongoing Risk to the Public
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JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports that salmonella is no longer an ongoing risk to the public in Corinth, Miss.
As of today, a total of 59 patrons and employees of Don Julio Mexican Restaurant, 1901 Virginia Lane in Corinth, have had positive cultures confirming the presence of salmonella.
"Our investigation has shown that the incident does not appear to be a food producer or supplier issue," said Northeast Mississippi District Health Officer Dr. Jessie R. Taylor. "It appears to be an isolated problem with this particular restaurant, and the restaurant is working closely with us to correct the problem."
The restaurant will remain closed until an improvement plan is approved by the MSDH.
Area healthcare providers have been notified of the situation.
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Last reviewed on Dec 13, 2011