To Our Valued Guests:
Taste restaurant recently learned that produce we procured from one of our ingredient suppliers was contaminated with cyclospora, a parasite that’s sometimes found on fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs shipped to the U.S. from developing countries.
This contamination typically occurs prior to the product’s arrival in the U.S. It is impossible to detect and not easily removed during the produce cleaning process. Once we learned of the contamination, we immediately removed and discarded all produce from that time frame and supplier. We are working closely with the Van Buren County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control to determine the source of this issue and prevent further exposure and illness.
Exposure to this parasite may result in cyclosporiasis, a gastrointestinal illness that requires treatment with antibiotics. Symptoms usually begin a week or more after exposure and can last for a month or more. Anyone who believes they are experiencing symptoms after eating at our restaurant between June 30th and July 5th should contact their doctor.
This is the first time in 6 years that we have experienced a situation like this, and we are deeply sorry. We’re committed to the highest quality standards of food safety and providing an outstanding dining experience for our customers.
Thank you for your support over the last 6 years.
Chef Joel and Heidi Gesiakowski
For more information, please visit the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/index.html
Chef Joel has spent years learning the trade and cultivating his own recipes. Everything we serve is made from scratch and prepared as fresh as possible. You are not going to find anything similiar in the area.
Taste is conveniently located in downtown South Haven, MI. Located just a few blocks from South Beach and the Marina at the corner of Phoenix and Kalamazoo, Taste is an easy to reach destination.
Sun - Thur
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
We employ an amazing staff that is knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to help. Whether you have a question about our menu, the area or just need a suggestion for an activity, they are always eager to answer any questions you have.