Salmonella outbreak plagues Princeton

The number of confirmed salmonella infections at Princeton University has risen to 16, including 15 students and one staff member, and while the source is not known, the University has decided to switch produce suppliers and has temporarily closed the Ole and Saladology stations in the Frist Gallery, where many students and staff dine.

Princeton Regional Health Department officer David Henry said Salmonella can be carried in uncooked food, including produce.

In a fine example of finding a factoid on the Interwebs and using it in a meaningless manner, the story says,

Salmonella bacteria have in recent years grown resistant to certain antibiotics that have been used to promote growth in livestock, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If they’ve pulled items, it’s probably the produce.