USA – Two years later, $2.5 million awaits kids sickened by Reno’s worst-ever E. coli outbreak

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More than two years after they got sick from eating E. coli-tainted chocolate mousse cake at two Reno restaurants, six children are now awaiting a Washoe judge to approve their financial settlements, according to court records.

The six Reno-area children were all plaintiffs in a lawsuit that followed Washoe County’s worst-ever E. coli outbreak that also sickened two other children and 17 adults.

The outbreak started in October 2015 when the tainted dessert was prepared in a mixing bowl that had been used to process raw meat at Reno Provisions. The cake was later served at Heritage, located inside the Whitney Peak Hotel, and South Reno’s Twisted Fork.

Owner Mark Estee later closed Reno Provisions. Estee was a managing partner at Heritage, located inside the Whitney Peak Hotel. The hotel management later closed the restaurant and leased it to its current occupant, Roundabout Grill.

 

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