Doug Saul’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood Salmonella Lawyer Update: North Carolina Restaurant Linked to Salmonella outbreak.
A salmonella outbreak was announced by the Nash County Health Department on November 24, 2019. The outbreak was announced by the Nash County Health Department after they received 14 reports of people contracting salmonella. The outbreak was linked to the North Carolina restaurant Doug Saul’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood, located on 813 Western Avenue in Nashville, after 10 of the 14 reported cases of salmonella stated that they ate at the restaurant prior to falling ill.
The Nash County Health Department suspended the restaurant operating permit on November 22, 2019, after it was discovered that there were conditions present constituting an imminent health hazard. According to The North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Food Protection Division identified salmonella present in equipment and food used in the restaurant. The Department of Agriculture reported that in their investigation it was identified that the salmonella infection which was contracted by the people linked to the outbreak was salmonella London.
The restaurant’s owner Steven Sauls spoke with ABC11 about the outbreak and said “It’s just terrible. It’s just terrible… I would never do anything to harm anybody and…It’s just a bad situation.” An apology was later posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page, in the post the restaurant apologized to their customers as well as announced that they would be temporarily closing to sanitize and fix the problems in their restaurant. William Hill, Nash County Health Director, stated: “The restaurant owner has been very cooperative, but based on these findings, it is imperative for the protection of the public that the restaurant be temporarily closed and identified violations must be corrected before the restaurant may reopen.”
The Nash County Health Department has advised people who dined at the restaurant and are feeling symptoms of salmonella such as abdominal cramps, bloody stool, diarrhea, nausea, and fever to seek out medical help as soon as they are able too. Salmonellosis usually lasts 5 to 7 days and most people recover without treatment, although some may require rehydration with intravenous fluids. According to Ron Simon, a national Salmonella Lawyer, the infectious dose of Salmonella is very small and can be as small as 15-20 cells. The bacteria subsequently multiply at an alarming rate, causing the manifestation of symptoms.
For more information on the Salmonella outbreak linked to Doug Saul’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood, to speak to a Salmonella Lawyer, or to inquire about a Salmonella lawsuit, call the offices of Hank Van Hoy at (336) 751-2171, or for more general questions, call us directly at 1-888-335-4901. Anytime we assist with a case in North Carolina, we operate with and through the offices of is in association with MARTIN & VAN HOY, LLP. Our firms cooperate to assist victims of food borne illness.