Number Sickened in Restaurant Outbreak Rises to 200

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A new report shows 200 people reported food poisoning symptoms after dining at one of Las Vegas' most popular restaurants in late April.

Southern Nevada Health District data released Friday show the salmonella outbreak at the Firefly restaurant was more extensive than previously thought. An earlier report showed nearly 90 people sick.

Officials say patrons reporting illness hailed from 20 different states and two foreign countries.

Investigators say they haven't pinpointed a menu item or ingredient that's the likely culprit, although inspectors who visited the restaurant on April 26 documented food stored at improper temperatures and employees handling food without gloves.

The restaurant was one of Vegas' most highly rated eateries on the review site Health District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel says it was shuttered April 26 and remains closed.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206999121 -
Gray Television, Inc.