Pasha Outbreak in San Antonio Grows to Near 400 Victims – One of the Largest Salmonella Outbreaks in Texas History

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Pasha Mediterranean Grill food poisoning count now close to 400

Labor Day diners quickly became ill with symptoms of food poisoning after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District began receiving phone calls from sick Pasha customers on September 2. Most of those diners were suffering from symptoms of salmonella contamination. By September 4, health officials had closed the restaurant to investigate the increasing numbers of illnesses being reported.

To date, 389 cases of foodborne illnesses have been connected with diners at Pasha Mediterranean Grill. Of those, 14 have been hospitalized because of the severity of their symptoms. Health inspectors are still unsure of the exact source of the salmonella contamination, but one inspection did find that the refrigeration was not cold enough to follow proper food safety protocol.

Epidemiologist Anita Kurian, speaking of behalf of the city of San Antonio in an interview with the San Antonio Current, said there were numerous diners with lab-confirmed signs that indicated they were infected with salmonella. Kurian emphasized, “Every good meal starts with food safety.”

Attorney Ron Simon is representing many victims of the Pasha Mediterranean Grill food poisoning outbreak. Ron Simon and Associates attorney Anthony Coveny said the firm believes that “an employee got sick, probably with salmonella. It spread throughout the restaurant.”

Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria.

If you are a victim of the Pasha Mediterranean Grill salmonella outbreak, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.


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