30 sick with Salmonella but Oregon diner now a really safe place to eat; what about next week?

KMTR reports that Douglas County Public Health department officials say cross contamination is likely what caused 30 people to contract salmonella after eating at the Los Dos Amigos restaurant on Jackson Street in Downtown Roseburg on certain days in April.

Gerry Meyer, Environmental Health Program Manager for Douglas County Public Health, said,

“Right now this particular restaurant is probably one of the safest places in town to eat everyone has a heightened awareness. This particular operator has been very cooperative and is trying to work very hard to make sure that it wasn’t something that they did.”

Maybe. Maybe Roseburg, Oregon has really crappy expectations of its restaurants. And the hard part isn’t to get the attention of food service types when there’s an outbreak going on – it’s in the absence of an outbreak. How to get people to pay attention when no one is barfing?

7 sick from Salmonella at Oregon restaurant

The News-Review reports that health types have found that seven people who have become ill with Salmonella ate at the Los Dos Amigos restaurant in downtown Roseburg, Oregon, from April 9 to April 17.

Douglas County Public Health officials and the Oregon Department of Human Services are investigating.

“The restaurant is fully cooperative and working with our agencies to help identify the source and address any issues,” Public Health Division Director Dawnelle Marshall said in the release. “At this point in time, no specific food item stands out as a likely source.”