Health officials in South Carolina are warning that state's residents not to eat any barbecue food items they may have purchased from Grace Covenant Church on September 16th or 17th. Doctors aren't sure exactly what's making people sick but York County's medical director says at least 40 people have already come down with symptoms of food poisoning.
Dr. Gil Potter had some strong words about the event, "The food from this event shouldn’t be eaten by any people or animals." Potter says that the investigation is ongoing but 1 thing that everyone who got sick had in common was that they all ate food from the fundraiser.
There's also concern that the number of cases could grow. Many people took home bulk orders of this food to freeze for later use.
If you have any food bought at Grace Covenant's fundraiser in mid-September in your freezer you're urged to throw it out. And if you think you were made sick by food you ate at the event you're encouraged to seek medical care. Many of the folks who were allegedly sickened by this food have reported diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps.