September 2005

A Fenny Stratford restaurant run by one of the country’s top chefs is under investigation after four guests at a funeral wake suffered salmonella poisoning.

Two of the elderly guests at The Bridge have been seriously ill in hospital for the past three weeks. This week the council’s environmental health department confirmed it was investigating

Walworth County health officials have identified and linked at least a dozen cases of salmonella poisoning to the Walworth County Fair. The minor outbreak was traced back to the swine barn, said Pat Grove, health officer with the Walworth County Health and Human Services Department.

All 12 of the infected people, including one adult and

A disciple of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill the United States Attorney for Oregon, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Catherine Jane Stubbs, known as Ma Shanti Bhadra, joins six other followers who earlier pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Charles Turner, according to the Associated

The Orlando City Council wants the local legislative delegation to get Orlando exempted from the law that bans pets from restaurants. State Representative Sheri McInvale has already has promised to sponsor a bill for the change. The issue is set to be discussed when the local delegation meets Oct. 10.

Advocates for lifting the ban

The Montgomery County Health Department is investigating five confirmed cases of salmonella.

"Right now we don’t have anything pointing to one particular place," county sanitarian Ron Posthauer said. "These could very well be home outbreaks."

Lang provided the following practices for reducing chances of contracting salmonella:

  • Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs, poultry

Although Gaston County health officials can’t point to an exact source, they say an unsafe food-handling process at a Gastonia restaurant likely contributed to a salmonella outbreak last week.

At least 25 children out of 128 who attended a banquet Friday night at City Club of Gastonia have been diagnosed with salmonellosis, health officials said.

The number of salmonella cases among children sickened after attending an etiquette class rose to 25 today.

Health officials don’t expect to ever pinpoint the members-only club as the source of the outbreak. Investigators did target a food-handling practice at the club that "could potentially" have contributed to the infection of the fifth-graders who attended