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E. Coli Free, Carbón Live Reopens A Month After Outbreak

Source of bacteria remains a mystery to health department

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El Carbón Live Mexican Grill has reopened.
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After more than a month, a handful of lawsuits and 68 customers affected from E. Coli, the city’s health department has ruled that Carbón Live Mexican Grill can retHowever, DNAinfo reported that the health department couldn’t determine the source of the bacteria that sickened customers. The Bridgeport restaurant had been closed since late June’s outbreak.

The owners of Carbón haven’t publicly commented since their restaurant closed, and there’s no mention on their social media channels. The health department did say that they fully cooperated with officials. They temporarily closed their West Town location and also withdrew as a vendor at The Taste of Chicago as cautionary measures.

Attorneys circled around affected customers, looking for new clients to represent in lawsuits against the restaurant. There haven’t been any updates on those cases.

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