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Health Officials Link Cases of Foodborne Illnesses To Fair Food

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MISSOULA -

Missoula Health workers are investigating four potential cases of food borne illnesses that could be linked to vendors serving tainted food at the Western Montana Fair.

So far food inspectors say two of the cases are most likely related to the fair food, because the people experiencing similar symptoms ate the same food.

Last Wednesday Route 66, Delightful Goodies and the Candy Stand were prepared to serve customers large quantities of foods, including chicken, beef, hot dogs and cheese that had started to spoil.

Health department officials forced the vendors to throw away the food after discovering it hadn't been refrigerated since it was in Sidney, three days before it hit Missoula.

“Common symptoms of food borne illnesses include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, sometimes there's fever and chills, general fatigue. If anyone's experiencing these symptoms they should give us a call,” said Food Service Inspector Alisha Johnson.

The three vendors in question were not local, but instead owned by the company which operates the fair rides and concessions. If you experience any signs of illness, the health department can be reached at 258-4755.

 

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