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    Update, Dec. 7
    The contaminated food item responsible for the Toyo Tire Salmonella outbreak last month has been tentatively identified as turkey, according to news reports. At least five people were hospitalized and 70 people sickened Nov. 14-15 during Toyo Tire’s Thanksgiving dinner in White, GA. The caterer was previously identified as Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro in Cartersville

    Original post, Nov. 28
    The caterer of the holiday dinner that sickened dozens – and maybe hundreds – of Toyo Tire employees with Salmonella food poisoning in White, GA, has reopened.

    Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro in Cartersville restarted operations Monday after being given the OK by the Bartow County Health Department. The restaurant voluntarily closed after it was inspected the day before Thanksgiving.

    Angelo's New York Style Pizza in Cartersville, GA

    Angelo’s, the caterer of the Toyo Tire Salmonella outbreak, was given the OK to reopen by the local health department.

    Approximately 1,800 employees took part in the pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 14-15. A definitive number of those sickened by Salmonella-contaminated food is unknown, but it is known that five people have been hospitalized. A Cartersville Medical Center spokesman said last week that ER doctors had treated at least 40 patients with symptoms that included vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.

    The Georgia Department of Public Health said in a news release: “We plan to conclude interviews with Toyo employees who attended the event by end of day Tuesday and hope to identify the food product that caused the outbreak. We will release that information – if conclusive, which it may not be – when available.”

    One million cases annually

    Salmonella bacteria are responsible for as many as 1 million foodborne illnesses in the U.S. on a yearly basis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Salmonellosis affects the intestinal tract, and is one of the most common types of food poisoning annually.

    Salmonellosis can develop anywhere from 12 hours to three days after eating Salmonella-contaminated food. Most people recover without treatment, but sometimes diarrhea can be so severe that hospitalization is required. Symptoms can last for as long as a week and include:

    • diarrhea
    • abdominal pain
    • fever
    • vomiting
    • chills.

    Complications of Salmonella

    Food contaminated with Salmonella produces an illness called Salmonellosis. Complications of Salmonellosis can occur when the Salmonella bacteria enter the bloodstream. Those complications can produce conditions such as:

    • Meningitis, which is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
    • Endocarditis, an infection of the heart’s inner lining that usually involves the heart valves.
    • Osteomyelitis, a bone inflammation that usually targets the arms, legs, or spine.
    • Reactive arthritis  also known as Reiter’s syndrome – is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops in response to a Salmonella infection in another part of the body.