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Honolulu Peppa’s Korean BBQ closed due to E. coli O157:H7 by Hawaii Health Department

Hawaii Health officials said today that Peppa’s Korean BBQ on South King Street in Honolulu agreed to remain closed until it completes corrective actions that meet department requirements. In the meantime, extensive sanitation measures are being taken.  The department is continuing to investigate seven cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections that broke out over a three-week period ending March 23.

Most E. coli O157:H7 illnesses have been associated with eating contaminated, undercooked ground beef, or other contaminated food, such as sprouts, lettuce, spinach, and unpasteurized milk or juice.

Symptoms may include severe diarrhea, fever and vomiting.  In some instances acute kidney failure and death can occur.