Some restaurants have simple menus and if they have a food poisoning incident it is fairly easy for investigators to track the sources of the food. Then, there are restaurants like the Country Cottage in Locust Grove, OK, which is the center of that area’s possible E. coli outbreak.
When it comes to the Country Cottage menu, investigators have their work cut out for them. Consider what a recent reviewer wrote:
“Country Cottage Restaurant is a buffet style restaurant but they also offer a full menu. They serve breakfast and lunch, 6 days a week. They have all the breakfast items you would expect; for example; scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, sausage, bacon, cinnamon rolls, pastries, biscuits and gravy, and all are extremely delicious.For lunch, they serve fried chicken, stews, soups, fresh homemade rolls and biscuits, mouthwatering gravy, chicken fried steak and numerous vegetables, just to name a few of the items served. Their deserts include homemade pies, cobblers, cakes and cookies as well as pudding and ice cream. There is a enormous selection of food to choose from. There’s no possible way to leave hungry..”
For an update, and to see the questions investigators should be answering, check out this on the Marler blog: 40 sickened, 17 hospitalized and 1 death in Oklahoma E. coli Outbreak in Bixby, Broken Arrow, Locust Grove, McAlester, Peggs, Pryor, Sand Springs and Tulsa. Answers are needed.