The Ingham County Health Department has traced at least 200 illnesses to a Lansing Township restaurant. Customers who ate at Bravo Italian Kitchen in Eastwood Towne Center in early May have become ill with an apparent foodborne illness.
Individuals who become ill with a foodborne illness often experience severe abdominal cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea, which may become bloody. Dehydration can become a major problem, often times leading to hospitalization.
This is the second major outbreak to hit Lansing in 2006. Bravo’s owners and management should have learned from what happened at Carrabba’s and had measures in place to prevent outbreaks. It is a restaurant’s responsibility not just to serve food, but to serve safe food.