(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Weeks after it was shut down by health inspectors due to a salmonella outbreak that sickened as many as 300 diners, the iconic Firefly Tapas Restaurant on Paradise Road is re-opening.
The restaurant is re-opening its doors the same week the local Health District reported that the food poisoning was likely spread by the chorizo served over a two day period in April. Investigators say they tested a variety of food menu items and the sausage was the only one that was positive for salmonella. The actual source of the salmonella has not been determined.
The salmonella has triggered lawsuits from a number of patrons. Many out of towners were among the victims, reporting symptoms and diagnoses from more than 20 states, Canada and Great Britain. The health inspection which closed the eatery turned up more than 40 code violations, forcing the closure until all measures were corrected.