Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village, California was linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 2014. Between April and August 2014 twenty-one people, including two employees were sickened by Salmonella Montevideo. Eight people were hospitalized.
Inspections done in 2014 found many major health and safety violations, including food stored directly on the floor, unclean equipment, unsanitary conditions, improper temperature control, and improper health practices. Follow up inspections showed that the violations had been corrected. At the time of the outbreak, no health and safety organizations made any information public about the outbreak. It was not until the local NBC station investigated the restaurant that the public was notified about the outbreak.
Patients with a Salmonella Montevideo infection have symptoms such as abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea. These symptoms will appear 12 to 72 hours after infection, and patients will generally recover on their own within a week. Sometimes the infection will worsen or linger and a medical professional may need to be contacted.