Nashville Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Multiple Lawsuits Against Restaurant

February 21, 2019

A Nashville restaurant is facing multiple lawsuits after at least 20 customers reported becoming infected with salmonella.

According to WKRN-TV, the four lawsuits are each seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from Milk and Honey following the August foodborne outbreak. The suits allege improper management and poor training led to the salmonella infections.

Metro Public Health Department spokesman Brian Todd says diners got sick after the restaurant’s short rib gnocchi because the dish used contaminated eggs from an Alabama farm.

An investigation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that the eggs came from Gravel Ridge Farms.

Milk and Honey owner Taylor Monen called the outbreak an “unfortunate incident” and the restaurant has since cut ties with the Alabama farm following the outbreak. Monen declined to comment further.

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