Earlier this year a restaurant in Boise, Idaho had its license suspended by the Central District Health Department following health and safety violations and an outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund. Five people were sickened after eating at the restaurant, including both adults and children. These illnesses were reported from late February 2015 to mid-March 2015.
Violations were found at the restaurant on multiple occasions. In June of 2014, inspectors found improper cleaning and sanitizing practices, issues with thermometers, and issues with dishwashing. Their license was revoked after a recent inspection revealed two critical violations and two other violations. The restaurant closed shortly after for a two day deep clean. Health inspectors have not yet been able to locate the exact source of the outbreak.
Salmonella Schwarzengrund is a relatively rare form of Salmonella. It has only caused a few outbreaks since the turn of the century. Symptoms of the infection will appear after and incubation period of 12 to 72 hours. The symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Usually, a patient will recover without medical intervention within a week, although sometimes the illness will require medical attention if it worsens or lingers.