Second Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill location re-opened
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Update: An outbreak of E. coli at Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill has grown to include 65 people who have become ill, more than double the number initially reported by the Chicago Department of Public Health.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has identified an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), impacting at least 54 Chicago residents. As part of the CDPH investigation, Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill located at 300 W. 26th Street has been linked to the outbreak. Following a request from CDPH, Carbón closed voluntarily both that location and the at 810 Marshfield location.
At least 15 individuals have been hospitalized as part of this outbreak.
Statement from CDPH:
“After conducting a thorough inspection of Carbón’s second location on Marshfield, CDPH’s Food Protection Team determined that the restaurant was safe, clean, and able to meet all requirements for a safe reopening.”
- The 2nd location of Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill at 810 Marshfield, which had been voluntarily closed by management on Friday, July 1st, after an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) was confirmed at their main location at 300 W. 26th Street, was cleared to reopen Saturday, July 9, 2016, by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).
- As of Saturday, July 9th, 54 residents have been identified as contracting STEC related to this outbreak.
- The decision to reopen was validated by both CDPH’s Food Protection Team and Communicable Disease Team. However, the main location on 26th Street, which remains the focal point of the outbreak, remains closed.
- The CDPH teams continue to work through this process with Carbon’s management who have been extremely collaborative and initially not only chose to voluntarily close its Marshfield location but also to withdraw their participation from the Taste of Chicago.
- CDPH continues to recommend that anyone who has eaten at Carbón and experiences outbreak related symptoms should see a medical provider. They can also contact CDPH directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.