Georgia health officials have announced that a Salmonella food poisoning outbreak that infected at least 72 people between Labor Day weekend and November 15th, then continued, has been traced to a meat slicer at an Arby’s restaurant. According to anarticle posted at the WALB TV Web site:
Their investigation concluded that at least 43 people infected had eaten at Arby’s on North Ashley Street. So they tested all the equipment including a brand new meat slicer. ’Of all the samples that piece of equipment came back positive for salmonella,’ Johnson said.
They say they found the bacteria was harboring under a piece of plastic near the slicer blade cover. The plastic should have been covered with silicone, but it left the manufacturer without it.
To keep up to date on the Arby’s Salmonella outbreak, visit the Salmonella blog.