4-year-old Elizabeth Buder with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

harvested-cilantroLos Chilangos is a link to at least six E. coli O157:H7 cases in King and Snohomish Counties. Los Chilangos serves food at seven farmers markets in King and Snohomish counties, operates two food trucks, and also caters events. Los Chilangos uses Eastside Commercial Kitchen, where they share space and equipment with about a dozen other food businesses.

King County Public Health is investigating six E. coli cases that appear to be linked to a food truck that visited farmers markets.

  • 6 sickened
  • 3 hospitalized
  • Food trucks operated at 7 farmers markets in King, Snohomish counties
  • Los Chilangos food trucks shut down

Noemi Mendez told KVI Radio that the Heath Department told her E. coli may have come from cilantro, which she uses in all her food and gets from several different suppliers.

“They can’t be certain, because now they have to go through every suppler that I get the cilantro from and find out what happened there,” Mendez said.

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