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Salmonella Outbreak – 47 Ill with 24 Hospitalized and 9 still in the hospital

The Rhode Island Department of Health learned that American Bakery Supplies, a distributor in West Warwick, purchased zeppoles from DeFusco’s. American Bakery then distributed the pastries to Roch’s Market in West Warwick; Meal Works in Coventry; and Touch of Class Catering in West Warwick. Meal Works (a catering company) served these zeppoles at events on March and 18 at West Warwick Manor Senior Center, St John and Paul Church in Coventry, Sparrow Point (senior facility) in West Warwick, and Crescent Park Manor in Riverside. Zeppoles from DeFusco’s Johnston store were also sold at all DeFusco’s locations; Colvitto’s Bistro in Narragansett (note, yesterday’s press release incorrectly listed the bakery’s name as Calvitto’s in Narragansett); Sal’s Bakery in Providence; and Focaccia World in Johnston. All five Crugnale Bakery locations in Providence, East Providence, North Providence, Cranston, and Cumberland also sold DeFusco’s zeppoles from March 16 through March 20.

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The Road Island Department of Health announced this afternoon:

• 47 Reported cases of illness (46 in Rhode Island, 1 in Massachusetts)

• 24 Hospitalizations, Nine are still in the hospital.

• 23 Lab-confirmed Salmonella