Originally reported 2 weeks ago, the Nashville restaurant Milk & Honey in the Gulch is facing 4 separate lawsuits. At least 20 customers apparently became ill after eating at the restaurant at August 3rd and 4th, 2018.
The Metro Public Health Department investigated and concluded that all of the consumers got sick from the short rib gnocchi. According to the Health Department's spokesperson, the dish had been made with contaminated eggs that came from Gravel Ridge Farms.
Each lawsuit is seeking up to $1.5 million in damages which adds up to over $6 million total.
According to Milk & Honey's owner, this was an isolated incident and they immediately cut ties with Gravel Ridge Farms.
The lawsuit states:
"The Health Department further found that the gnocchi served to Plaintiff and similarly situated persons were 'not being adequately cooked to destroy pathogens, [and] during reconstruction of events, portions of the raw gnocchi were cooked to 130°F, a cook-kill temperature well below the required 145°F'"