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Volunteers of America Kitchen In Los Angeles Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

A single kitchen that supplies food to 29 preschools operated by the Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles has put up to 900 people at risk of exposure to salmonella.

A salmonella outbreak linked to the kitchen has sickened more than two dozen children and adults in the Los Angeles area. Among the sick, 15 were sent to hospitals for treatment, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department (LACPHD).

As of Thursday, there were 25 confirmed cases in the salmonella outbreak.

LACPHD  officials inspected the kitchen, which voluntarily closed at the end of last week and reopened Tuesday, said Bob Pratt, president of the Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles.

Dassey said public health investigators were still in the process of determining the extent of the outbreak, which seemed to grow by the hour.

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