El Azteca in Ames, IA closed for cleaning following reports on iwaspoisoned.com
Outbreak 1 month ago
Ames, Iowa, United States
“iwaspoisoned.com helped the community of Ames, IA improve their food safety. Customers began reporting El Azteca's Stange Road location on Dec 12th. That information was passed to the Iowa Department of Health which followed up with a complaint investigation by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals at the location on Dec 17th. They found 10 separate violations including foods not being properly heated, a buildup of black substance was observed in ice machine, liquid influenza medication being stored above a food serving area and a lack of proper employee training on food safety.
The restaurant was closed Wednesday, Dec 18th as crews cleaned and sanitized surfaces inside, but it reopened Thursday.
As of today, we have collected 134 reports citing 223 people sick and continue to receive reports and pass them to the Iowa Department of Health. Reporting food poisoning on iwaspoisoned.com has helped stop others in Ames, IA from getting sick. This success in helping protect communities shows how much reporting matters. If you are sick please speak up and report now.
To read more about the situation please visit the Ames Tribune: amestrib.com”
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