Another outbreak to report in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced today a Salmonella outbreak linked to The Fort restaurant in Morrison, Colorado. The outbreak claimed at least two dozen victims in the month of July, and is believed to have been linked to eggs. Salmonella enteritidis???
Colorado has seen its share of foodpoisoning (and milk poisoning) this summer, despite a relatively quiet stretch nationally for foodpoisoning recently. Earlier this summer, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats recalled over 66,000 pounds of bison and buffalo meat after a cluster of E. coli illnesses in Colorado and New York were linked to the product. Health authorities have identified at least 5 illnesses amongst Colorado residents, and at least one illness in New York. The products were sold under the Great Range brand, among others.
Another E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, with perhaps more devastating effect, has been linked to raw milk from Billy Goat Dairy in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado. The Boulder County Health Department counted at least 30 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and campylobacter infection amongst consumers of the raw milk. Among the 30 confirmed cases are two children who suffered severe illnesses requiring hospitalization.