WELD COUNTY, Colo. – The Weld County Health Dept. in Colorado is continuing its investigation of a Salmonella outbreak in the county linked to food from a Burrito Delight restaurant. Although the investigation continues, it appears the outbreak has peaked at 37 confirmed laboratory cases, according to the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.
Seventeen people from Greeley Aims Community College became sick in mid-February from food catered by the Burrito Delight. Subsequently, 20 people became sick after eating in the restaurant. The health department closed the company’s two restaurant locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono for the duration of the investigation – there have been no new cases.
“Several employees from the restaurant have tested positive for Salmonella,” said Mark Wallace, MD, MPH, executive director of the Weld County Health Dept. “But it remains unclear if they or a food source is the illness link. It may be a challenge to find the definitive answer.”
The Weld County Health Dept. is partnering with the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment to investigate all possible sources of the illness.
Additional information about this investigation can be found on the Health Dept. website at: www.weldhealth.org on the Health Hot Topics link. Information about Salmonella can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/index.html.