The Arkansas Department of Health has announced an outbreak of salmonellosis in Benton, Arkansas. To date, nine people have confirmed illnesses.

The restaurant voluntarily closed its doors and will reopen after approval from the Health Department to assure that no possible sources of contamination exists.

Dr. Joseph Bates, Deputy Director, states, "We are continuing to work with the restaurant on safe food handling practices. Education is the key to the prevention of communicable diseases. Café Santa Fe has been most cooperative in working with the Department during this outbreak."