According to Herald News reporter, Michael Holtzman, T.A. Restaurant remained closed for a second day Friday and could remain shuttered for the near future while city and state inspectors continue an investigation aimed at eradicating a Salmonella food poisoning problem. Oddly, although the restaurant has been shuttered, no illnesses have been reported.
According to the Herald News, the Portuguese restaurant on South Main Street, which can hold up to 200 people, has had to throw out all of its food, have its employees tested for Salmonella contamination and disinfect the kitchen and entire premises during the traditionally busy Easter holiday.
T.A. Restaurant, at 408 S. Main St., was opened in 1980 by founder Al Alves, a former longtime city councilor and a mayoral candidate in 2007.
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