Rediviva Campylobacter Lawyer Update: Campylobacter jejuni Outbreak Linked to Chicken Livers.
The Harbor County Environmental Health Division announced on March 2, 2020, a Campylobacter jejuni outbreak linked to the restaurant Rediviva. The outbreak was noticed by the Health Department after they received a report on February 25, 2020, of a resident of Grays Harbor who tested positive for Campylobacter jejuni. During the investigation, the Environmental Health Division discovered that 18 more patrons who dined at the restaurant became ill after eating there on February 14, 2020.
Health Department officials have announced that although the investigation is still ongoing they believe the culprit of the outbreak may be the chicken liver mousse. The site inspection that was conducted on February 26, 2020, showed multiple health risks that the Environmental Health Division believes may have contributed to the outbreak. The Rediviva restaurant was closed by the Environmental Division on February 27, 2020, after the inspection revealed 75 or more red point violations. Some of the violations which were listed in the inspection report were; unapproved specialized processing method, food workers used bare hands to handle ready-to-eat food items, and the simultaneous use of the prep sink for storage of raw food.
The Rediviva restaurant posted an announcement on Facebook informing their followers of the investigation that was taking place in their restaurant. In their post, the Rediviva stated that the County Health Department was testing the chicken livers which they purchased from Draper Valley Farms, in MT. Vernon, WA due to the possibility that they may have been contaminated with Campylobacter. The restaurant served their valentines menu which included the chicken liver from February 13 through February 21st, 2020.
The Harbor County Environmental Health Division has advised all patrons who ate the chicken liver at the Rediviva during the time that Valentine’s Day dinner menu was served to stay vigilant for symptoms of Campylobacter. Symptoms of Campylobacter normally include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, body aches, fever, and vomiting. According to National Campylobacter Lawyer, Ron Simon, bacteria of Campylobacter jejuni grow best in the body temperature of birds that carry it without becoming ill.
For more information the Campylobacter jejuni Outbreak linked to Rediviva, to speak to a National Campylobacter Lawyer, or inquire about a Campylobacter Lawsuit, call 1-800-335-4901.