Portion of Walmart Home Office Cafeteria Closed Due to Spreading Illness

BENTONVILLE, AR -- A portion of the Walmart Home Office's cafeteria is closed after several employees reported getting sick. According to a Walmart spokesperson, it appears the illness may be traced to the Salsarita Mexican food bar, which is operated by Eurest. Eurest has voluntarily suspended Salsarita's food services while Walmart and the Benton County Health Department investigate. The entire cafeteria has also been disinfected, including all kitchen and dining areas.

Walmart Spokesperson Brooke Buchanan released the following statement Thursday.

“Walmart is committed to protecting the health and safety of our associates. We recently became aware that several people fell ill after eating at Salsarita’s in the Home Office cafeteria, which is operated by Eurest. While the source of the reported illnesses has not been confirmed, out of an abundance of caution, Eurest has voluntarily suspended operations of the Mexican food bar. The Walmart Food Safety team is working in full cooperation with the Benton County Health Department and Eurest to determine the exact cause.”

Any employees experiencing gastrointestinal problems can call the Walmart Food Safety & Health Department at (479) 273-8054.

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