Tainted Pork Leads to Salmonella Scare

Eighteen people reported symptoms consistent with salmonella poisoning from tainted pork served at a church pancake breakfast in Thurmont last month, according to the Frederick County Health Department.

County Health Officer Barbara Brookmyer told The Frederick News-Post on Thursday that the agency has concluded its investigation into illness linked to the March 5 event at Trinity United Church of Christ.

Brookmyer said nine cases were confirmed by stool samples. She said nine other people reported symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever that indicate probable infections.

The salmonella came from sausage and meat pudding produced by Frederick County 4-H members at the Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club.

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