Salmonella Outbreak in Seattle Linked to the Fremont Bowl Restaurant


Fremont Bowl in Seattle shut down for food safety violations

Four people are sick with salmonellosis after eating at a Seattle restaurant, the Fremont Bowl, in late July 2018. Health officials have closed the restaurant after an inspection that uncovered multiple food safety violations. The restaurant was inspected on August 9 and closed on August 10 when health officials discovered no corrective actions had been taken.

One of the people who became sick was hospitalized briefly. All displayed the symptoms of food poisoning and three tested positive for salmonella. The four people were from three separate parties who had eaten at the Fremont Bowl, located at 4258 Fremont Ave N, Ste #4262, in Seattle, Washington, between July 27 and July 29, 2018.

Health officials found multiple food safety violations at the restaurant, including improper hygiene among employees and improper food temperature control. Employees had not been washing their hands as required when preparing food, before and after handling food, and after using the restroom. The inspectors also found potential risk of cross contamination and inadequate adherence to produce washing procedures.

The restaurant is famous for its Chirashi bowl, a dish made with rice, choice of fish, vegetables, and other ingredients. The Fremont Bowl will not be allowed to re-open until it satisfactorily passes another inspection after having remedied the violations found. Employees will also be required to undergo food safety training before the restaurant re-opens.

Salmonella can cause serious gastrointestinal symptoms, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. For more information about salmonella, food safety, and the Fremont Bowl status, please contact the salmonella lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.


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