Salmonella on syrup containers at Texas IHOP

Syrup sorta goes with pancakes. But not when it’s the source of Salmonella that led to three separate outbreaks at the same IHOP restaurant.

KFDA — NewsChannel10 – reports that health officials have identified a warm water basin used to keep syrup containers hot was the source of salmonella in the restaurant. The outside of the containers became contaminated and the salmonella was spread whenever someone touched the syrup containers.

The restaurant has been told to stop using the warm water basin system.  It remains closed this evening until they can ensure the restaurant has been sanitized completely.

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