A Long Beach restaurant has temporarily been shut down while officials investigate an ongoing salmonella outbreak.
Brixx & Barley on West Park Avenue was temporarily shut down as Nassau Health Officials are investigating a potential salmonella outbreak.
A spokesperson of the health department said more than a dozen people have been tested positive for the bacterial infection. The health officials said the outbreak could date back to early July.
The officials also said it is unclear whether the source of the contamination is from the restaurant. Typically, salmonella is transmitted during warmer months and is usually a foodborne disease.
People who get infected experience mild to moderate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal cramping and diarrhea. The symptoms usually subside on their own in about four to seven days. In some people, the effects could be more severe, requiring hospitalization.
There is a note on the restaurant’s door stating, “We are voluntarily closing the restaurant to ensure any potential problems are properly rectified while working closely with the health department. The safety of our customers is our No. 1 priority.”
Meanwhile, officials are investigating the outbreak and awaiting more test results. It is unclear when the investigation will get over or when the restaurant will reopen.