MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials are investigating after dozens of people fell sick at an Ecuadorian festival in Minneapolis earlier this month.
At least 81 people have been hospitalized for severe gastrointestinal symptoms after eating guinea pig meat served by one of the festival’s vendors.READ MORE: Grandma, 102, Attends Both Grandsons' Football Game After Recovering From COVID
The Minnesota Department of Health said many of those people tested positive for salmonella poisoning.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
Officials have not identified the vendor.MORE NEWS: Pottery Studio In Hutchinson Nationally Recognized For COVID Comeback Story
The August 11 festival was in celebration of Ecuadorian Independence Day. It took place at the New York Plaza Produce on the 1300 block of East Lake Street.