Rediviva closed after foodborne illness outbreak

Grays Harbor County’s division of Environmental Health has learned of at least 19 cases of foodborne illness, including one that required hospitalization, involving people who ate at Rediviva restaurant in downtown Aberdeen last month.

Most of the cases involve people who ate a Valentine’s Day dinner meal that included an item that was on the menu between Feb. 13-21, a health official said.

The restaurant has been closed since Feb. 27 after a Feb. 26 inspection by the Environmental Health identified multiple risk factors that resulted in 75 or more “red point” violations.

At least one person who reported eating at Rediviva on Feb. 14 has tested positive for Campylobacter jejuni, an illness that “typically causes severe and sometimes bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, body aches, fever and vomiting, and is associated with the consumption of raw and undercooked poultry,” according to Environmental Health.

“Many of the known ill patrons continue to exhibit symptoms of illness. Though the investigation is ongoing, Environmental Health believes that the illness was caused by chicken liver mousse,” Environmental Health said.

Rediviva is cooperating with the outbreak investigation and remains closed at this time. The restaurant is required to notify the office of Environmental Health of control measures that they’ve developed for each violation item before it can request a re-inspection, according to Environmental Health Specialist Haley Furstenwerth.

“Keep in mind that this is still a very active ongoing investigation so as additional items come up, we may learn of other control measures that are needed,” she said.

“Something to keep in mind is that Campylobacter is easily killed by thoroughly cooking poultry to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. … It doesn’t spread easily to others, but it can result in serious illness, especially with those that are immunocompromised,” she explained.

“Those that are still showing symptoms are encouraged to see their health care practitioner,” she said.

“We are working with the Washington State Department of Health and other local health partners during the investigation,” she said.

If you recently ate at Rediviva and became ill, contact Environmental Health at (360) 249-4222 or via email at

Further information about Environmental Health’s inspection may be viewed at