Princeton bug traced to food worker

May 22, 2008 11:19:22 AM PDT
New Jersey health officials say a Salmonella outbreak at Princeton University appears to have been caused by an ill food service worker who touched some shredded cheddar cheese. The state Health Department says there were 28 confirmed and 42 probable cases of the infection on campus between April 20 and May 2.

All the cases appeared to come from two food stations at the Frist Student Center. A salad bar and the Ole Nuevo Latino food station were shut down on May 2, but reopened Monday.

Food workers at the campus center have been given refresher training on health issues, including wearing gloves and not working when they're ill.