UPDATE: Pinal County reinstates Holiday Inn Casa Grande food permit

The following press release was issued April 18 by the Pinal County Public Health Services District:
After working with staff at the Holiday Inn Casa Grande, the Pinal County Public Health Services District has lifted the suspension of food service at the establishment.

Pinal County staff had temporarily suspended the food service permit for the location while complaints concerning illnesses potentially linked to the Holiday Inn were investigated. Once it was determined that the risk factors contributing to food-borne illness were eliminated the permit was reinstated.
PCPHSD will continue to closely monitor the food related activities of the Holiday Inn Casa Grande for the next 30 days and offer technical support as necessary. 
Anyone with information or who may be experiencing foodborne illness symptoms after recently consuming food at the Holiday Inn Casa Grande is encouraged to contact the Pinal County Public Health District hotline at 520-866-4460.
Original release:
Pinal County Public Health Services District is temporarily suspending the food establishment permit of the Holiday Inn Casa Grande, 777 N. Pinal Ave., following multiple reports of foodborne illnesses after consuming food at the facility, according to a press release from the county.
“It is prudent to protect the public’s safety, and therefore food service should be suspended during an investigation into the cause of the foodborne illnesses,” Tom Schryer, director of public health, said in the release.
PCPHSD will monitor the food related activities of the Holiday Inn Casa Grande for the next 30 days and provide technical assistance to the operators to ensure that all food safety requirements are met before the facility returns to full service.
Health officials anticipate more cases of illness to arise as their investigation continues. After exposure to contaminated food, symptoms may include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramping 12 to 72 hours after being exposed, lasting four to seven days in most cases.
Officials from the Pinal County Public Health District encourage anyone with information or who may be experiencing foodborne illness symptoms after recently consuming food at the Holiday Inn Casa Grande to contact the health district hotline at 520-866-4460.

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