Salmonella Outbreak in Covington, Georgia

The Newton County Health Department is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella in Covington, Georgia. Approximately 70 individuals have reported the illness to the Health Department. 4 people were admitted to the hospital.

The outbreak was reported on May 4th, but the isolated event is believed to have occurred on April 28th, 2018. While the source of the outbreak has not been released, it is believed to have stemmed from a wedding that was catered by the restaurant Plain Nuts.

The outbreak is not believed to be linked to the nationwide Salmonella outbreaks, including the Romaine lettuce Salmonella outbreak.

According to the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Department, “Salmonella is a bacterial illness that can cause diarrhea,  abdominal cramping and fever.”

Foodborne Illnesses can be reported to the Georgia Department of Health at 404-657-6534

Food poisoning is a serious illness, and should always be reported to the proper authorities. If you have been affected by food poisoning, we can help. Give us a call at 855-551-1019.