restaurant shigellosis Arizona

Michael Kiefer
The Arizona Republic
Jun. 30, 2006 12:00 AM
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office on Thursday filed criminal complaints of failure to meet health code standards against an Asian supermarket and two Mexican restaurants, including a popular Central Phoenix eatery.
“Establishments that ignore repeated warnings and citations for food safety violations need to understand they will now face criminal charges for endangering the public,” County Attorney Andrew Thomas said. “Repeat violators literally make us sick.”
County investigators targeted Ajo Al’s at 5101 N. 16th St. after several customers came down with a food-borne illness called shigellosis. The illness, which has symptoms including diarrhea and fever, can be spread by food handlers who don’t wash their hands.Continue Reading 3 restaurants hit with criminal charges