Florida state health officials investigating Salmonella outbreak

August 31, 2016

Florida health officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak potentially linked to a family-owned Mexican restaurant in Fernandina Beach.

There were local news reports Wednesday of five confirmed and three probable illnesses connected with the outbreak, although a state health department spokesman would not provide any specifics on Wednesday beyond a single quote.

“We can confirm that that the department is investigating the incident at Pablo’s Mexican Cuisine and DBPR conducted an environmental assessment, which (you) can find on their website. We will have more information when our investigation concludes,” Brad Dalton, deputy press secretary for the Florida Department of Health, said in an email Wednesday