The source for 50 cases of food poisoning discovered after an event at World’s Fair Park has been traced to pork from Pop’s Texas Barbeque in Caryville is to blame, health officials say.
At least 50 people got sick after eating the barbecue last weekend at the “Ribs, Rides, ‘n Rock” fundraiser for children’s charities.
When the Knoxville Fire Department noticed people getting sick, the investigation got going.
The Regional Health Department worked with the Knox and Campbell county health departments to figure out the source.
Health officials say a food-borne staph bacteria was found in the meat, causing the illness.