Manufactured Dessert Named as Source of Reno E. Coli Outbreak

November 21, 2015

The general manager of the popular Twisted Fork restaurant in south Reno, NV, is calling it a “difficult episode,” but having learned that the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was a dessert made by an outside manufacturer, he announced plans to reopen next week.

The Twisted Fork voluntarily closed shortly after Nov. 8 when two dozen patrons were sickened with the dangerous E. coli pathogen. Now, however, that outbreak is being blamed on a dessert food manufactured locally and sold by Reno Provisions.

“Our epidemiologists and environmental health staff have identified a dessert that was prepared by Reno…