By Jory Lange

Chicago’s Department of Public Health is investigating a Salmonella food poisoning outbreak linked to Supermercado Rivera.  Six Chicagoans have been infected with Salmonella.  All six people consumed food from Supermercado Rivera’s kitchen.  

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The Salmonella-contaminated food was purchased on February 23 and February 24.  Some of the people who got sick ate carnitas from Supermercado’s kitchen. Chicago’s public health authorities are warning anyone who purchased food on those days and then froze it to not eat it.  It may be contaminated with dangerous Salmonella bacteria.

Chicago’s health department says the food items of concern are no longer being served at Supermercado Rivera.  Chicago’s Department of Public Health stated that most people with Salmonella infections will experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within three days of eating contaminated food.  But some people may experience these symptoms in as little as twelve hours. People should seek medical treatment if they experience severe diarrhea, dehydration, or a high fever.

Anyone who has gotten sick after eating at Supermercado Rivera should call Chicago’s Department of Public Health at (312) 746-7425 or email outbreak@cityofchicago.org to file a c complaint of suspected Salmonella food poisoning.