Arizona Holiday Inn closed after reports of illness

We spent a few days visiting family in Casa Grande during our recent North American tour.

We didn’t stay at the Holiday Inn.

holiday-inn-express-and-suites-casa-grande-3769972655-4x3Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) is temporarily suspending the food establishment permit of the Holiday Inn Casa Grande, following multiple reports of foodborne illnesses after consuming food at the facility.

PCPHSD will monitor the food related activities of the Holiday Inn Casa Grande for the next 30 days and provide technical assistance to the operators to ensure that all food safety requirements are met before the facility returns to full service.

Health officials anticipate more cases of illness to arise as their investigation continues.

44 now sick with Salmonella linked to Fayettville Holiday Inn

WRAL cited Cumberland County health officials Thursday as noting that 44 people have symptoms consistent with salmonella infection, an increase from 16 first reported Tuesday.

Thirty-six of the patients are from North Carolina and eight are out of state, Holiday Inn Bordeaux .North Carolinaofficials said. Five have been hospitalized.

All the patients reported eating at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, and health officials are asking anyone who ate at the hotel since May 1 to be aware of symptoms.

16 sick, one hospitalized; Salmonella outbreak in Fayetteville

The Cumberland County Health Department is alerting the public to a possible salmonella outbreak after 16 people showed symptoms of the bacterial infection.

The department said Tuesday that two of the 16 people have confirmed cases of Holiday-Inn-FAYETTEVILLE-BORDEAUX-Hotel-Exterior-6salmonella, and one of them was hospitalized.

Investigators determined all 16 ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville on May 7 or May 8. The hotel has two restaurants: All American Sports Bar and Grill and The Café Bordeaux. There is also a banquet kitchen.

Bad idea: using air conditioned hotel room for food storage

Pennsylvania state inspectors said the Holiday Inn on Greenfield Road, east of Lancaster, was using a guest room to store perishable food because a refrigerator in the restaurant had stopped working. ??????

Bill Chirdon, Director of Food Safety for the State Agriculture Department said,

“Yes. We did have an unusual situation."

The agency got a tip last week from an employee at the Holiday Inn on Greenfield Road, just off Route 30, east of Lancaster. ??????The employee said perishable food from the restaurant was being stored in a guest room because a commercial refrigerator broke.

Chirdon said that means the food was stored at around 65 degrees, not nearly cold enough to be safe. ??????He said the commercial refrigerator at the hotel was repaired and the poorly stored food was thrown out. He said follow-up inspections will be done.