The Twisted Fork has issued a statement on its Facebook page to let diners know that they have decided to voluntarily close the restaurant in order to grant the Washoe County Health District “total access” to the establishment following the E. Coli outbreak that recently happened in the area.
According to News 4, there are as much as six E. Coli cases related to the restaurant. Meanwhile, The Twisted Fork General Manager Joe Clements said they had decided to close the restaurant until health officials can “tell us what is going on.” Moreover, Clements also confirmed they are continuously cooperating with the Washoe County Health District.
Washoe County Health District spokesman Phil Ulibarri said he was notified of cases of E. Coli back in November. Of the eight cases, six of them have been connected to the restaurant in South Reno. Moreover, it is currently unclear what the source of the bacterial contamination was since people who have gotten ill had ordered different meals and ate on different dates. Moreover, not everyone who had contracted the E. Coli bacteria ate in The Twisted Fork restaurant.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), E. coli or Escherichia coli is a bacteria found in various foods as well as in the intestines of both people and animals. Moreover, there are certain kinds of e. coli that can cause diseases such as diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia.
This year, e. coli outbreaks have been found in Chipotle Mexican Grill in Washington and Oregon as well as in ground beef, raw clover sprouts and various frozen food products from the Farm Rich Brand.