E. coli Outbreak Traced to Seattle's Ambassel Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar


Ambassel Restaurant Bar, located at 1224 E Jefferson St. in Seattle's central district was cited for multiple food safety violations in a closure notice published on March 6, 2013. Among the violations were:

  • Foods not protected from cross-contamination
  • Insufficient handwashing
  • Improperly sanitized equipment
  • Non-working handwashing facilities
  • Imminent health hazard: restaurant linked to a foodborne illness outbreak

More E. coli Outbreak Details Coming

A King County Public Health spokeswoman confirmed that at least 3 people had fallen ill with E. coli infections after eating at the Ethiopian restaurant.

E. coli Infection

E. coli infection is caused by the ingestion of pathogenic E. coli bacteria. Illness caused by E. coli O157:H7 includes painful abdominal cramping and diarrhea, which may become bloody.

In a small number of cases, E. coli infection progresses into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can cause kidney damage and central nervous system impairment.

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If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection after consuming contaminated Ethiopian food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark E. coli attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

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