Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 78 in Texas

Salmonella in Northwestern Texas may be spreading after an outbreak at a steakhouse
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 78 in Texas

A sampling of smoked meat from the restaurant where the outbreak originated.

A recent salmonella outbreak in Northwestern Texas has sickened 78 people since the beginning of February. The outbreak stems from one particular restaurant, where 64 of the cases originated: Ten in Texas steakhouse in Dalhart, Texas. More cases have sprung up in Bushland and Amarillo, according to Food Safety News that may or may not originate from the restaurant.

When the news first came out in February, Ten in Texas steakhouse voluntarily closed for a week for sanitization and cleaning. In the days after opening, 12 more cases were observed, and a lawsuit was filed against the restaurant.

“Based on our ongoing investigation and further recommendations, the restaurant has since made some additional changes,” Texas Health Department officials told The Daily Meal. “There have been no cases identified since those changes were made. We conducted a full inspection of the restaurant and did not find any issues that would cause us to determine that the restaurant should not be operating. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will continue our epidemiological investigation to hopefully determine a source.”

Whether you live in Northwestern Texas or not, here are some tips for avoiding food poisoning.

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