The restaurant that catered Toyo Tire’s Thanksgiving dinner for employees has shut down temporarily.  Officials with Angelo’s Pizza and Bistro say they are cooperating with the health department and have shut down for the investigation.  Per protocol, the eatery has been thoroughly cleaned.  We hope to have comment from them later.  

Press Release:

Rome, GA:  Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District and Bartow County Health Department environmental health specialists and epidemiologists continue to investigate a likely foodborne-illness outbreak related to a catered employee event at Toyo Tire in White, GA, last week.

The permitted food-service facility in Bartow County that catered the event has voluntarily closed pending mandatory safety-and-health actions.

Although some news and social media reports have specified salmonella as the cause of the outbreak, that has not yet been confirmed. We may not have conclusive test results until the week of 11/27/17 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

We are working with Toyo Human Resources to gather more information about the outbreak from their employees.

Symptoms of foodborne illness include upset stomach, stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.

See your doctor or healthcare provider if you have symptoms that are severe, including:

  • High fever (temperature over 101.5°F, measured orally)
  • Blood in stools
  • Frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down (which can lead to dehydration)
  • Signs of dehydration, including a marked decrease in urination, a very dry mouth and throat, or feeling dizzy when standing up.
  • Diarrhea that lasts more than 3 days

If you are sick, practice frequent and thorough handwashing to prevent secondary fecal-oral disease transmission.  Disinfect commonly touched surfaces.  Preferably stay home and , follow your employer’s work-sick policy.