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Washington State Salmonella Cases Connected to Arby’s Store

Health officials believe that the meat slicer was the source of contamination. Full story

A Washington State Arby’s store is connected to 11 out of 17 recent Grant County salmonella infection cases, including four involving that store’s employees, health officials say.

Arby’s has got the same problem a lot of fast-food chains have and that is a high rate of turnover. Training tends to fall through the cracks.”

Grant County Director of Personal Health Services Peggy Grigg says there’s evidence to support the Stratford Road store’s meat slicer transmitted the disease. The first reports of salmonella exposure came in February, followed by a flurry in May, June, and July. By early August, Grant County established a clear link between the cases and the Arby’s store, Grigg says.