Taste of Chicago

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Chicago Watchful for Second Helping of Tainted Taste

Officials remind of their limited role, year after salmonella outbreak at popular festival

(Newser) - With news still coming of people stricken by tomatoes tainted with salmonella, health officials say they're taking full precautions to prevent another outbreak at this year's Taste of Chicago, the Tribune reports. Booths will be inspected four times a day for sanitary conditions at the event, which begins today—though... More »

Salmonella Taste Toll Rises Again — to 636

Cucumber hummus the culprit in mass food poisoning at Taste of Chicago

(Newser) - Investigators say the cucumber hummus at the Pars Cove Persian Cuisine booth at Taste of Chicago was the culprit in a salmonella outbreak that has now hit 636 people who patronized the festival. Fifty cases are confirmed; 25 have been hospitalized. More »

Taste of Chicago Ends on Heavy Note

Chicagoans consumed 249,000 slices of cheescake & 165,000 lbs of turkey legs

(Newser) - The ten day long Taste of Chicago held in Grant Park closed yesterday following a sweltering day in the Windy City.  Headline making temperatures did not stop hardy Chicagoans from eating their way through 127,360 ears of corn, 175,000 servings of ice cream and a paltry 75,... More »

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