KIRO’s Amy Clancy reports that Los Chilangos is a link to at least six E. coli cases in King and Snohomish Counties. Los Chilangos serves food at seven farmers markets in King and Snohomish counties, operates two food trucks, and also caters events. Los Chilangos uses Eastside Commercial Kitchen, where they share space and equipment with about a dozen other food businesses.
King County Public Health is investigating six E. coli cases that appear to be linked to a food truck that visited farmers markets.
- 6 sickened
- 3 hospitalized
- Food trucks operated at 7 farmers markets in King, Snohomish counties
- Los Chilangos food trucks shut down
“Through a few initial interviews with ill people, we determined that everyone who became sick had something in common – they ate food prepared by, a local food vendor called Los Chilangos,” King County Public Health staff said in a statement.
The department required the food truck to stop selling food.
A 4-year-old girl is one of those affected, and her mother said her daughter became sick after eating at Los Chilangos around August 8.
The food truck visited the Issaquah and Sammamish farmers markets. Deanna Buder said her 4-year-old daughter started experiencing pain and swelling in her abdomen, and stopped eating. Tuesday is her seventh day at Seattle Children’s Hospital.