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Norovirus sickens dozens at Seattle retirement community

January 15, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Norovirus has sickened more than two dozen people at a senior living facility in Seattle. The outbreak first surfaced on Saturday night at Mirabella Seattle and has continued spreading ever since. On Sunday morning, Seattle firefighters answered Artis Leabo’s 911 call for her 94-year-old husband, Dick. “He got sick early Sunday morning […]

King County (Seattle) Restaurant Closures

April 11, 2014 by


The King County (Seattle) Food Protection office has reported the following restaurant closures: Joi’s Seafood Restaurant 200 106th Ave NE, Bellevue 98004 Closed:April 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm Reasons: Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures Improper cooling of potentially hazardous foods Poor personal hygiene practices: bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods Handwashing facilities unavailable and […]

Shellfish In Seattle – Shellfish infections running double summer average; oyster fans beware

August 18, 2013 by


A saltwater bacteria has sickened more than twice the number of people in King County this summer than typically is reported during this period – leading health officials to warn of the dangers of eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Seattle &  King County Department of Health website. During July, there were 13 […]

Toxic squash syndrome, honey intoxication and fish poisoning in Washington state

July 18, 2011 by


By Carol M. Ostrom Just when there’s a lull in major foodborne illness reports, and you feel like it’s safe to eat, along come toxic squash syndrome, honey intoxication and scombroid fish poisoning, according to the Seattle Times. Public health and poison-control experts have identified three cases in which eaters were temporarily felled by unusual […]