Almost 70 people believe they suffered from food poisoning as a result of dining at Barberie’s Black Angus Grill in Danbury, CT, just before Christmas, based on reports gathered by IWasPoisoned.com.
Those who fell ill shortly after eating at the restaurant had many different types of food, and half of the patrons in some large parties spent the holidays very sick.
For example, Kathleen Auffant, a nurse from nearby Katonah, NY, ate at the restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 22, and 5 of the ten people in her party became extremely ill by early Christmas eve morning. As a result, she was unable to enjoy the holiday with her family and even had to miss some work as a result.
The Danbury Health Department on Jan. 2 announced the Connecticut Department of Public Health's State Laboratory confirmed that the outbreak was caused by norovirus, which the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights as the leading cause of illnesses and outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States.
Contact: Colin Finan