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Department of Health confirms Supermercado Los Corrales source of salmonella outbreak

Pork carnitas purchased at Supermercado Los Corrales in Kenosha May 8-10, are the source of salmonella that made as many as 70 people ill and required hospitalization of seven people, according to the Department of Health Services.

Interviews with the individuals who became ill revealed that most had consumed pork carnitas purchased from Supermercado Los Corrales that weekend. Lab tests conducted by DATCP and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) confirmed that salmonella with a matching DNA fingerprint was in samples of the product and in samples from those individuals who became ill.

Upon the completion of the investigation, Supermercado Los Corrales has re opened its entire operation, including where the carnitas were prepared. Health officials have worked with the store to review and improve their food safety protocols with the goal of preventing future outbreaks.

For more information, please call the Kenosha County Division of Health at (262) 605-6700, (800) 472-8008, or visit www.kenoshacounty.org.

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