About Salmonella

From the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks.

Outbreak News

No Answers in WA Restaurant Salmonella Tests

Food Safety News

By News Desk | October 24, 2012

Environmental testing did not aid health officials in identifying the cause of a Salmonella outbreak that occurred at an On the Border restaurant in Vancouver, Wash. beginning in September. As with many foodborne illness outbreaks, the cause will likely remain undetermined, the Columbian reported Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, Clark County Health said the outbreak had a total of 117 cases, including 39 laboratory-confirmed and 78 probable.

Health officials took samples from surfaces around the restaurant, none of which returned positive test results for Salmonella. Those surfaces, however, were washed by restaurant employees prior to inspection, which could have eliminated potential contaminants.

More on this outbreak: On the Border Mexican Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak

Consumer Resources

Marler Clark Salmonella Consumer Resources

Continue Reading

Connect with Marler Clark

Office:

1012 First Avenue
Fifth Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Hours:

M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific

Call toll free:

1 (800) 884-9840

If you have questions about foodborne illness, your rights or the legal process, we’d be happy to answer them for you.