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Salad Suspected in Illinois Salmonella Outbreak

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by News Desk | May 24, 2011

Although health department investigators have not been able to pinpoint the cause of a Salmonella outbreak in St. Charles, Illinois, they say evidence suggests it was the salad at Portillo's restaurant.

Fifteen people have now been confirmed infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella, according to a news release Monday from the Kane County Health Department. Eleven of the case patients reported eating at Portillo's restaurant and seven of those reported eating a salad.

It is not known how the salad might have become contaminated. Food samples collected from the restaurant all tested negative.

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More on this outbreak: Portillo's Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak

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