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Investigation into Tequila's for food code violations is over

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 12:15:57-04

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — The health department has completed its investigation of Tequila's Mexican Grill.

The restaurant in Charlotte has been operating under the oversight of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) since July 8, 2019.

That's when Tequila's reopened after being shutdown twice in June on the 18 and 21 for possible food code violations.

The investigation found that laboratory testing from those that were sickened from the restaurant was inconclusive, which is not uncommon regarding foodborne outbreak investigations.

They have concluded that it is possible that the food collected and tested was not the source for the illnesses.

And, analysis of the food histories of both sick and well patrons did not identify any one specific food item as being the reason for the reported illnesses.

The initial closing was on June 18. At that time several significant risk factors for foodborne illness was found at the restaurant.

The factors were related to food handling and storage.

These factors were the reason the restaurant was shutdown again on June 21.

For the history of this outbreak and investigation, click here.

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