The press reports that Colorado health officials are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella believed to be linked to a prominent area restaurant where world leaders have dined. More than two dozen people who ate at The Fort in Morrison last month got sick. Officials believe it was caused by undercooking eggs — in particular for one specialty of the house. So far there are eight confirmed cases of salmonella and 20 listed as probable.
One of the signature dishes is rattlesnake cakes. This year between July 10 and July 16 more than two dozen people became ill at The Fort, quite possibly from the egg ingredients in the rattlesnake dish.
"Testing did show that the batter that was used in preparation of one of the foods did have eggs in it that did test positive for the same type salmonella that the case had," said Dr. Mark Johnson, Jefferson County Health Executive Director.