Two Burrito Delight locations closed during salmonella investigation
Catering for community college employee training events is linked to salmonella contamination that caused five of those attendees to become ill. Burrito Delight has locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono, Colorado, both of which are now closed temporarily. The restaurant catered two events for Aims Community College, one on February 9 and one on February 13.
Another five people have recently become ill after consuming food from Burrito Delight, two of which may have also attended separate events catered by the restaurant. One child has been hospitalized as a result of the salmonella contamination. Weld County, Colorado, officials are continuing to investigate other possible cases of illness that may be linked to Burrito Delight.
Food safety procedures were not followed at the restaurant at either location. Both sites were found to have several violations when they were inspected immediately following the reports of illnesses among their customers.
Weld County inspection officials will not allow either Burrito Delight location to open until each can show that it has met their standards for food safety and sanitation. The restaurant must disinfect its facilities, test staff for salmonella and receive negative results from those tests, replace its stock of food, and pass an additional inspection.
Food poisoning from salmonella contamination typically causes gastrointestinal symptoms that occur 8 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food. Those symptoms can include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that could last from four to seven days after initial onset.
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