An E. coli outbreak that sickened nearly two dozen people and prompted a popular south Reno restaurant to voluntarily close has been linked to a dessert food manufactured, sold, and distributed by Reno Provisions, health officials reported.
“Our epidemiologists and environmental health staff have identified a dessert that was prepared by Reno Provisions,” said Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick. “Several people who ate at the Twisted Fork restaurant had the dessert, as did some other people outside the Reno area who then developed the E. coli infection. That commonality led investigators to the dessert supplier, and to tests of food and equipment at Reno Provisions.”
The Health District said all of the remaining desserts associated with the E. coli contaminations have been disposed of.
Since mid-October 21 confirmed and probable cases of E. coli have been reported in Washoe County. “The complete cooperation and engagement in the investigation that we received from Twisted Fork and their decision to voluntarily close were significant factors in identifying the E. coli source,” Dick said.