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Seattle Ethiopian Restaurant Linked to E. coli Outbreak

An Ethiopian restaurant, Ambassel, in Seattle on Jefferson and Twelfth,  has been shut down by the Seattle King County Department of Health for these violations:

• Foods not protected from cross-contamination
• Poor personal hygiene practices: insufficient handwashing
• Equipment not properly sanitized
• Handwashing facilities not working
• Imminent health hazard: establishment linked to a foodborne illness outbreak

The foodborne illness outbreak is actually an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak.