An E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 22 people — two of them seriously — was linked by health investigators Monday to three Taco Bell restaurants in New Jersey.
All but two of the people who fell ill had eaten at one of the fast-food restaurants between Nov. 17 and Nov. 28, authorities said. But exactly what food contained the bacteria was still unclear.
“We have to find the food they all had in common,” said David Papi, director of health for Middlesex County.
All but four of the victims are under 18, authorities said.
“Find the food they all had in common“? It’s called anything at the damn restaurant. Sheesh. The jacked-up part is that Taco Bell can really hit the spot in a pinch, particularly very late at night when not much else is open. But you always pay for it later, sometimes within moments after chowing down. Nine out of ten times, you’re gonna get the shits after eating some TB.
It’s interesting how most of the victims are teens. I guess grown folks don’t exactly see (fast food) tacos as a compelling food choice. Is it because they give you the shits?