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Taco Bell Salmonella Outbreak – the CDC thinks I might be logical?

AOL reporter Andrew Schneider reported a few moments ago in – “Attorney: Vegetables Likely Culprit in Outbreak Linked to Taco Bell:”

gidget.jpgAn attorney for a nationally known food safety law firm said Saturday that the salmonella outbreak linked to Taco Bells in 21 states is likely the result of vegetables being brought into the stores.

“Since the outbreak is so widespread, its likely that the contamination was on the vegetables when they arrived at the stores and not something that happened while the food was being prepared,” attorney Bill Marler of Marler Clark told AOL News.

Marler’s firm has filed a suit on behalf of a Kentucky woman who said she became ill after eating at a Taco Bell.

He said his firm also was involved with two prior food poisoning outbreaks at Taco Bell. In 2000, there was a hepatitis outbreak in green onions at the chain, and in 2006 an E. coli outbreak sickened many patrons.

A Centers for Disease Control investigator acknowledged to AOL News Saturday morning that Marler’s assumptions are “logical and that’s what we’re exploring.”

(Full Article) Damn, its good to be logical on a Saturday morning.