9 Salmonella cases linked to Woodbury, Minnesota juice bar

LONG BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 22: The Nekter juice bar at the Whole Foods set to open October 23, at at the new 2nd and PCH shopping center in Long Beach on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via ((Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images) / Getty Images)

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a salmonellosis outbreak lined to Nekter Juice Bar in Woodbury, Minnesota.

State health officials say nine Minnesotans became ill between Aug. 27 and Sept. 21. Those impacted had a variety of menu items including juices, smoothies or bowls. Investigators are working to determine a specific food item as the source of the outbreak.

The ages of those impacted ranged from 20 to 82 years old. Two of the cases were hospitalized. All are now recovering. Those affected by the outbreak all live in or visited the east Twin Cities metro counties.

Health officials say there may be more cases linked to the outbreak as many salmonellosis cases do not need medical treatment and would not have been tested. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. 

Since the outbreak was identified, Nekter Juice Bar has cleaned, sanitized and restocked ingredients.