After voluntarily closing last week, Don Julio’s in Corinth, Mississippi, has reopened. The Don Julio’s restaurant in Corinth has been identified as the source of at least 59 confirmed Salmonella infections.
In a statement posted on DJournal.com, Northeast Mississippi District Health Officer Dr. Jessie R. Taylor stated:
“Our investigation has shown that the incident does not appear to be a food producer or supplier issue,” Northeast Mississippi District Health Officer Dr. Jessie R. Taylor said in the department’s press release. “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 turned in its plan of correction and the department cleared it to reopen.
Salmonella is the second most common foodborne illness in the United States and is responsible for 500-1000 deaths annually. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually occur 6-72 hours after ingestion of the bacteria and often include nausea, fever, abdominal cramping, bloody diarrhea with mucous, and muscle pain.