An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that sickened nearly two dozen people and prompted a popular south-Reno restaurant to close has been linked to a dessert food manufactured, sold, and distributed by Reno Provisions according to Health District officials. Now that positive test results have identified a specific E. coli source, the Health District’s investigation has shifted focus from the restaurant to the manufacturer. The Health District confirms that all of the remaining desserts associated with the E. coli contamination have been disposed of.  Since mid-October twenty-one confirmed and probable cases of E. coli 0157:H7 have been reported in Washoe County.

Rolf’s Patisserie Desserts 2010 – On December 23, the Illinois Department of Health announced that there had been four recent outbreaks involving dessert items from Rolf’s Patisserie, in Lincolnville, Illinois. A total of 100 cases of illness were reported from four separate events …Read More »

Pennsylvania Restaurant Eggs and Desserts 2007 – A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to eating eggs, or desserts, at a restaurant in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

California Workplace Desserts 2007 – A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a California workplace. Desserts were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

Washington Restaurant Desserts 2006 – A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating desserts at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

Christmas Party at a Restaurant, Food Worker 2000 – Patrons of a Minnesota restaurant developed gastroenteritis due to norovirus after the Christmas party that had been held at the restaurant. Eating dessert was a risk factor for illness. Some of the food workers ate leftover desserts and became ill…Read More »

Ontario, Canada Berry Dessert 1999 – A mixed, berry dessert that was served at a banquet was implicated in an outbreak of Cyclosporiasis. The implicated dessert included fresh Guatemalan blackberries, frozen Chilean raspberries, and fresh US strawberries.…Read More »

Washington State Dinner Train Pear Dessert 1992 – An outbreak of norovirus occurred among persons traveled on the Washington State Dinner Train in 1992. The outbreak was attributed to eating the pear dessert. One cook was ill on the day that the patrons were exposed. The other cook became ill the…Read More »