Larimer County Mexican restaurant closed after 5 customers hospitalized

Six people have become ill after eating at La Luz Mexican Restaurant in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, five of whom had to be hospitalized. More cases are expected to be reported as there are additional cases pending investigation and testing. Those customers are sick from what appears to be salmonella contamination at the restaurant.

La Luz, located at 200 Walnut Street A, Fort Collins, CO 80524, has closed voluntarily, as the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) continues its investigation into the source of the salmonella contamination. La Luz Mexican Restaurant has been cooperating with health department officials in determining whether the salmonella is in the food supply or resulted from food safety issues at the restaurant.

Salmonella are bacteria that can cause infections affecting the intestinal tract, urinary tract, bloodstream or other body tissues. Salmonella is often spread to people through food consumption.  The bacteria can be found in many food items including raw meats, eggs, produce. Salmonella can be spread through people who are sick who handle food. Some people who are infected are asymptomatic and can spread the infection unknowingly.

Symptoms may include, diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting and bloody stool. Symptoms typically appear 6-72 hours after eating contaminated food and will usually last for 4 to 7 days. In severe cases, the symptoms may last longer or require hospitalization.

If you are a victim of salmonella contamination at La Luz Mexican Restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.