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Taste of Chicago and Pars Cove Persian Hummus Cuisine Salmonella Outbreak Tops 600

Public health officials said Tuesday that 636 people have reported becoming ill after eating at a food vendor’s booth at the Taste of Chicago.  Officials said more than 100 reports have come in since Monday.  Those who became ill said they ate at the Pars Cove Persian Cuisine booth at the yearly food festival.  According to a news release by the Chicago Department of Public Health, 66 of the cases are laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonellosis — the illness that results from infection with salmonella bacteria. Of those confirmed cases, 41 were identified as Salmonella Heidelberg, a common form of salmonella in the U.S.  A total of 25 people are now known to have been hospitalized.

Personally, I think it is tomatoes (see earlier post) and not Hummus.  We shall see.