E. Coli Outbreak Traced to Chocolate Dessert Served at Reno Restaurant

November 25, 2015

The source of the E. coli contamination which recently sickened patrons of a popular Reno, NV, restaurant has been identified as a chocolate mousse dessert.

“It was a chocolate marquee mousse, basically a chocolate cake with frosting,” Phil Ulibarri, public information officer for the Washoe County Health District, told Food Safety News.

The Washoe County Health District stated in a release posted Tuesday, Nov. 24, that the dessert, manufactured at Reno Provisions and served at the Twisted Fork restaurant, is believed to have somehow been contaminated with the pathogen during production.

Due to the cross-contamination, which occurred at Reno Provisions and its connection to special…