STATES CHRONICLE – In Alabama, there was confirmed an alarming number of salmonella infection. The Alabama Department of Public Health has already upheld the existence of at least 77 cases of infected people from which 12 of them were hospitalized due to possible Salmonella gastroenteritis. The Colbert County Health Department has started an investigation on November 14. They are currently analyzing the outbreak of this food-triggered disease which affected so many people.
Apparently, the starting point of this infection was traced back to a wedding reception which had taken place last Saturday, on November 12. The food for the wedding was provided by a caterer who delivered some chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dr. Karen Landers who is the assistant state health officer has declared that all the patients are still recovering.
She had also argued that the state health department is still searching for the caterer. Jon McGee, an attorney who is a representative of many of the wedding guests who got sick, has claimed that the food was delivered by Indelible Catering. This company is located in Moulton, having Darvin McDaniel as a manager.
Based on the declaration provided by the state health department, this catering company is no longer preparing or delivering food, currently participating in the ongoing investigation. Back in 2014, Indelible Catering had provided food for an event which took place in Decatur. Many guests were then affected by salmonella infection and E. coli. McDaniel has asserted that the outbreak could not be related to the food they have delivered because the event also used another catering service.
McGee stated that one of his clients is currently into a very dangerous situation regarding the fact that she is pregnant and she required hospitalization due to a series of desperate visits to the emergency departments. He also asserted that he could not blame the catering company yet because he has no evidence against it. Probably, the outbreak started because of the poultry farm, or the location where the meat was processed.
However, the burst of the salmonella infection could also be because of the conditions in which the chicken meat was prepared and served. The Alabama Department of Public Health is pursuing their investigation trying to find the culprit. No charges were made yet. Specialists are still analyzing the leads.
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