More than 100 sick; Mighty Taco locations implicated

October 8, 2016

A handful of sick customers of four Mighty Taco locations ballooned into an outbreak of more than 100 people involving at least 11 locations of the fast food chain during the past week.

The New York State Department of Health is working with health departments in Erie and Niagara counties on the investigation. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is assisting.

Refried beans from a third-party supplier are suspected as the culprit in the outbreak of foodborne illnesses, which had not yet been specifically defined Friday by public health officials.

“At this time, the ECDOH (Erie County Department