The answer: Taco Bell. Barry Estabrook profiled Bill Marler’s hunt for “Mexican Restaurant Chain A” today in The Atlantic. The story is well-known. A ten state Salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people, a solid epidemiological investigation that nailed the at-fault restaurant, and no disclosure of that restaurant’s identity by the CDC. Barry’s summary is even better:
A restaurant poisons its customers. A government agency colludes to keep its identity under wraps. And it takes a scrappy trial attorney to uncover the truth for Americans. Talk about a sickening situation.