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Updates in Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

Today, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is providing the following updates in the ongoing investigation of the Salmonella outbreak:

· All remaining food and environmental samples taken from DeFusco’s bakery have tested negative for Salmonella. · HEALTH has issued a compliance order to DeFusco’s bakery that both the Johnston and Cranston locations remain closed until HEALTH approves reopening. The compliance order also states that DeFusco’s must get written permission from HEALTH before selling or discarding any bakery equipment and must provide any information related to the investigation that HEALTH requests. · HEALTH has issued compliance orders to all employees of DeFusco’s bakery requiring them to submit stool samples for testing at HEALTH’s lab.

Any future updates will be posted on HEALTH’s website at http://www.health.ri.gov/news/foodprotection/

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 04-18-2011

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