Four cases of salmonella have been confirmed and another 36 are being investigated by Hamilton’s public health department.
Public health says it believes the cases are connected to the Eat a Pita restaurant on Main Street East at Kenilworth Avenue.
Dr. Chris Mackie, an associate medical officer of health, says the restaurant has been temporarily shut down, and may remain closed for days.
Hamilton Public Health officials (that’s in Canada) have discovered another 12 cases of salmonella illnesses after asking anyone who has eaten at Eat a Pita on Main Street East since Feb. 1 to call them.
Officials declared a salmonella outbreak connected to Eat a Pita after investigating four salmonella cases linked to the restaurant. Eat a Pita has been closed as a result of improper food handling. During a previously scheduled health inspection on Feb. 1, it was found that cooked chicken wasn’t being kept at a high enough temperature. Similar problems were discovered during a followup inspection on Thursday.
A woman who answered the phone at Eat a Pita on Thursday said, “I don’t believe this is in my food.”
She also said she would like documentation of the cases from public health, and declined to comment further.
Four cases of salmonella are being investigated by Hamilton’s public health department (that’s the Hamilton in Canada).
Public health says it believes the cases are connected to Eat a Pita restaurant on Main Street East at Kenilworth Avenue. The restaurant remained open after it took corrective measures following an inspection, and is being inspected again Thursday.