Tim Carman of the Washington Post reports that the D.C. Department of Health has linked 70 possible cases of Salmonella tied to Fig & Olive, according to Marcus A. Williams, a spokesman for the health department. Six patients have been confirmed to have salmonella infection. Five live in the District and one in Alexandria.
All 70 “reported eating or drinking at the Fig and Olive establishment,” Williams confirmed via e-mail.
Health officials had collected 10 food and environmental samples from Fig & Olive last week, but they all came back negative, Williams noted. One is being re-tested.
“Additional environment and food testing is underway,” the spokesman e-mailed.
Fig & Olive remained closed Monday and has not set a date to reopen. The chain issued a statement via its local representative
So, linked to cucumbers? Or, linked to Chipotle?