September 2008

According the the Texas Department of Health, as of noon, Wednesday afternoon, the number of salmonella cases reported to the Health Department linked to the IHOP restaurant at I-40 and Western Street has grown to twenty.  Cases still continue to be reported and are investigated, but here are the facts that we know to be

For the third time in three months, the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in Amarillo, Texas is closed–this time  at  least  seven  confirmed cases of salmonella are linked to  the restaurant.

With its location just off Interstate 40 at Western, the IHOP could well be sending a lot more sick people down the road.

Thirteen people — nine in Washington and four in Oregon — have been infected with Salmonella Typhimurium from eating alfalfa sprouts.

The illnesses have been traced back to Sprouters Northwest, Inc in Kent, WA, which has voluntarily recalled the product and stopped distributing it. Consumers are advised not to purchase or eat any Sprouters Northwest