UPDATE: A man in his 80s has died as a result of a salmonella outbreak linked to tainted food from a Johnston bakery, the Rhode Island Department of Health said Tuesday.
The DeFusco’s Zeppoles Salmonella Outbreak in Rhode Island has now hit at least 33 people – with 17 hospitalized – with many of the victims being the elderly served at West Warwick Manor Senior Center, St John and Paul Church in Coventry, Sparrow Point (senior facility) in West Warwick, and Crescent Park Manor in Riverside.
Salmonella Bakery Outbreaks have not been much of a surprise in the past:
Black Forest Bakery Salmonella Outbreak – Michigan
And, neither have Salmonella and E. coli Outbreaks at retirement centers:
Peanut Corporation of America Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak – Nationwide
Susie Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak – Nationwide
Viva Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak – Nationwide
Sodexho Spinach E. coli Outbreak – California
Robinswood Pointe Senior Living Facility E. coli Outbreak – Washington