UPDATE: Baked Goods Sold at DeFusco Bakery Recalled

A Johnston bakery remains closed Monday after the Department of Health traced a salmonella outbreak to pastries produced there.

DeFusco's Bakery was locked and the windows were blocked Monday afternoon when ABC6 went there seeking comment on the salmonella scare that has sickened 33 people and sent 17 to the hospital.  There are 11 confirmed cases of salmonella among them.

ABC6 Reporter Shannon O'Brien has the story from Johnston.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Department of Health says a salmonella outbreak appears to be connected to raw eggs.

The department said Sunday it has received reports of 25 possible salmonella cases connected to tainted pastries made by a Johnston bakery.

The department said Sunday of those, 13 have tested positive for salmonella and 10 have been hospitalized.

Health officials say the common thread appears to be the consumption of zeppoles, an Italian pastry similar to a doughnut, made by DeFusco's Bakery.

The department says the pastry shells had been stored in used egg crates, which could have exposed them to infected raw eggs. Health experts are now trying to pinpoint the source of infection in the eggs.

The owner of DeFusco's voluntarily closed the bakery until further notice.

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