Restaurants that run a clean business and take pride in food safety should brag about it.
(And I love the Chipotle ref in the clip: “Sure it happens, but I’ll go back.”)
Michael Rosenfield of NBC Boston reports that testing is taking place on all employees at two Boston restaurants as health officials try to figure out if one of the workers may be the cause of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened eight people.
Health officials say the common link in each of the eight cases is two restaurants that are both in the same office building in the Back Bay, Café Med and Back Bay Sandwich.
Four people got sick after eating at Café Med, two after eating at Back Bay Sandwich, and two other customers ate at both, according to the Boston Public Health Commission.
Inspectors found numerous code violations at both eateries, prompting the city to shut down the businesses temporarily.
“We have always addressed primary inspection violations, and always passed the follow-up inspection,” the owner of Back Bay Sandwich said in a statement. “We have always prided ourselves on the cleanliness of the business, and I look forward to working with the city to improve on all aspects.”
Despite being in the same building, both restaurants have separate staffs and kitchens.
Do the two restaurants have common suppliers? And what are those ingredients that may harbor Salmonella?