By Raetta Holdman

FORT LUPTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A restaurant in Fort Lupton may be linked to an outbreak of salmonella.

The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment is investigating 10 confirmed cases of salmonella, three of them linked to events at Aims Community College catered by Burrito Delight. Three other cases were a result of people eating at the restaurant, and the rest of the cases are under investigation.

One of those events was held on Feb. 9 and there is one confirmed case. About 70 people attended it.

The second was held on Feb. 13 — about 400 people attended and there are two confirmed cases.

Of the cases, the majority of the adults live in Weld County, with at least one in Larimer County and at least one in Boulder County.

The county health department closed Burrito Delight for the investigation.

wallace Restaurant Investigated In Salmonella Outbreak

Dr. Mark Wallace (credit: CBS)

“Salmonella is a bacteria that causes symptoms like diarrhea, upset stomach, fever, and occasionally vomiting,” said Dr. Mark Wallace, Executive Director of the Weld County Health Department in a news release.

Symptoms usually develop between six and 72 hours after contaminated food and last four to seven days without treatment.

Most people recover on their own.

The Weld County Health Department can answer questions at (970) 304-6410. There is also a non-staffed hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (970) 300-4457.

Raetta Holdman is a veteran newscast producer. She’s been with CBS4 for more than 25 years, coordinating events — large and small — from the control room. Contact her by clicking here.


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