The Ingham County Health Department has traced at least 200 illnesses to a Lansing Township restaurant. Customers who ate at Bravo Italian Kitchen in Eastwood Towne Center in early May have become ill with an apparent foodborne illness.
Individuals who become ill with a foodborne illness often experience severe abdominal cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea, which

Steve Miller of Lansing State Journal reports that we might eat better than Henry VIII, but with such luxury comes the enhanced threat of food-borne illness. More bacteria than ever lurk at the end of that fork.
“We have better and more food in this country than in any other place in the world,” said Diane Gorch, planned programs supervisor at the Ingham County Health Department, who heads a seven-person staff in charge of food inspections at 1,148 establishments.
And while we dine finer than royalty in ages past, Gorch said, “the way the world works now, we have exotic bugs that have never been around us before. So the opportunity for food-borne illness is greater now than it was 20 years ago.”

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Tetiana Anderson of WLNS.com reports that a local restaurant is under investigation by the health department. More then 50 people got sick after eating at a Lansing area restaurant. The outbreak happened at Carraba’s Italian grill on West Saginaw. The health department says the situation seems to be under control now and that there is not a cause for concern, but one woman who got sick after eating there this past weekend tells me the last few days have been agony.
It’s the first day back on the job for Amy Paulis. On Saturday, she says she and 10 of her friends ate dinner at Carraba’s Italian Grill. By Sunday, more than half the group started getting sick.

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