By Jory Lange

A Nashville, North Carolina BBQ restaurant was closed after the local health department found conditions “constituting an imminent health hazard.”  The Doug Sauls Salmonella Outbreak has led to the restaurant being temporarily closed for sanitization.  Nash County Health Department found Salmonella in multiple locations in the kitchen.  Salmonella was found to be present in both equipment and food at the restaurant, according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Food Protection Division.

Salmonella bacteria (red)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Doug Sauls’ Bar-B-Q & Seafood first came to the health department’s attention after 14 people in Nashville, North Carolina developed Salmonella London, a rare strain of Salmonella food poisoning.  10 of those people reported eating at Doug Sauls’ before they became sick.

Additional details about the Doug Sauls Salmonella Outbreak are available in the Nash County Health Department’s press release.

Salmonella Symptoms

Common Salmonella symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea (that can be bloody)
  • Fever
  • Stomach cramps

Some people may also have nausea, vomiting, or a headache. Symptoms usually start within 6 hours–4 days after infection and last 4–7 days.

More severe Salmonella symptoms can include:

  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody stools
  • Prolonged vomiting that prevents you from keeping liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration, such as:
    • Making very little urine
    • Dry mouth and throat
    • Dizziness when standing up