Chicago health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of salmonella at a Southwest Aspect grocery store.
The Chicago Department of Public Health stated at least four individuals turned ill after consuming pork tamales or carnitas served from the deli part at Solar View Produce within the Clearing neighborhood.
Anyone who has purchased pork tamales, carnitas or other sizzling meals from the small family-owned store’s deli part since July 1 should throw the meals away, the department stated.
The company warns that anyone who ate meals from the deli between July 1 and August 5 may have been exposed to salmonella. Health officers recommend seeking medical attention for those who expertise high fever, severe diarrhea or symptoms of dehydration.
The implicated meals items have not been available at the store since August 5. The department stated there’s no evidence that meals made after August 5 was contaminated.
“Salmonella is a type of bacteria that may be discovered on meat and it additionally may be spread if individuals do not wash their hands properly earlier than dealing with meals,” said Dr. Janna Kerins, of the Chicago Health Department. “So we work with the meals workers to make sure they’re dealing with meals properly, cooking foods to the right temperature that might kill the bacteria.”
Salmonella symptoms usually last four to seven days, and most people recover without any treatment, health officials stated.
Officials believe this may be the second salmonella outbreak linked to the sale of pork carnitas in Chicago this year. The last one in February was linked to a small supermarket located in the Archer Heights neighborhood.
The company asks that anyone who’s turn out to be ill after eating meals from the store to contact the department by calling 312-746-SICK.