Thursday, May 25, 2017

Update: Back Bay Sandwich Reopens After Salmonella Outbreak, Health Violations; Cafe Med Remains Closed

[Ed note: This article was updated on May 31 to reflect the fact that one of the restaurants has reopened.]

A couple of Back Bay dining spots are closed for the time being after multiple cases of salmonella poisoning and health violations.

NBC Boston is reporting that Back Bay Sandwich and Cafe Med--both of which are in the same building on St. James Avenue--have been temporarily shut down by city health inspectors after seven people reportedly fell ill from eating at the two spots. An article from WCVB 5 mentions that Back Bay Sandwich has been cited for 19 health violations and Cafe Med has also been cited for 19 violations, with a note on the window at the latter spot indicating that they are working with health inspectors to resolve the issues.

Back Bay Sandwich and Cafe Med are both located at 31 St. James Avenue, between Arlington Street and Berkeley Street.

[May 31 update: CBS Boston states that Back Bay Sandwich has been allowed to reopen after correcting several minor code violations and being given the all clear by Boston Inspectional Services; Cafe Med is still closed, however, and a person at the dining spot had no comment to CBS about its status.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]