New cases slow as Mighty Taco outbreak hits 160 illnesses

October 11, 2016

At least 160 people who say they ate at Mighty Taco locations in New York are confirmed in a foodborne illness outbreak possibly linked to refried beans.

Public health officials in Erie and Niagara Counties say they are working with the state’s health and agriculture departments to determine what pathogen is the culprit.

Erie County health department had documented 142 illnesses “associated with eating at Mighty Taco” as of the end of business Monday a department spokeswoman said. Niagara County has not updated their outbreak report since Thursday when there were 18 sick people who reported eating at Mighty Taco