Rediviva restaurant in Aberdeen, WA was temporarily closed following an inspection that was prompted by reports of illness. At least 15 customers who ate at the restaurant on Valentine’s Day got food poisoning. Chicken liver mousse contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria is the suspected source of their infections.
After one Valentine’s Day customer tested positive for a Campylobacter infection, the Grays Harbor County Environmental Health Division learned of at least 14 other illnesses reported among the restaurant’s customers. The Valentine’s Day menu was offered February 13th through February 21st.
Symptoms of a Campylobacter infection usually develop within two to five days of exposure and last about a week. They include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, muscle aches, and diarrhea can be bloody.
After conducting an inspection on February 26 and finding multiple food safety violations, county health officials ordered that the restaurant be closed the following day. Some of the critical violations include:
- Lack of foodborne-illness-prevention knowledge
- Using bare hands to handle a ready-to-eat food item
- Staff could not readily locate a food thermometer
If you or a family member were sickened in this outbreak and you need legal help, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Team. Our Campylobacter attorneys have decades of experience representing people who have been sickened by contaminated food. To request a free consultation, please call 1(888) 377-8900 (toll-free), text 612-261-0856 or use the form below.