Mexican restaurant plans to address illnesses

9/10/2013 6:00 AM
By Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Owners of a Mexican food restaurant in Litchfield Park where health officials say more than 50 people were sickened plan to discuss efforts to address the issue.

Federico's Restaurant plans a news conference for Tuesday morning to discuss the illnesses that occurred in July, and the steps the business has since taken.

Maricopa County health officials say at least 52 people were sickened after eating at the restaurant on July 23 and July 24. They are still trying to determine what items were contaminated with the E. coli bacteria.

The infection causes vomiting, cramps and kidney failure in some cases.

Federico's owners say they will also announce an upcoming event planned for all 20 of their restaurants in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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