Royal Fork Shigella Outbreak
A Shigella outbreak was traced to the Royal Fork restaurant in Mount Vernon, Washington, in January of 2001. Nine cases were confirmed and two people displayed the symptoms, but did not go to the doctor for a checkup to confirm their cases.
The outbreak was traced back to a female food service worker at the restaurant, who failed to properly wash her hands after using the bathroom.
Read more about the Shigella outbreak and lawsuits that followed at Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm