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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 18, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The clean up continues at a Moultrie restaurant that bought and served e-coli tainted beef. Owners at the Barbeque Pit are working closely with the health department to rid their restaurant of any contamination.

The restaurant has operated for 26 years in Moultrie. Workers tossed out all of their food and scrubbed down the entire building. They hope to re-open as early as next week.

"Everything has been completely emptied, cleaned, everything will be fresh and new when it comes in, but the main thing we really want the community to know is how much we just appreciate how they've embraced all of us and Ruth for just all the years they've been in business here and just the prayers and the support and the phone calls that we've gotten and the phone calls, when are you open, are you open can I place an order?" said Nina Hall, The Barbeque Pit Steak and Seafood Restaurant.

The restaurant voluntarily shut down two weeks ago to help health officials find the source. Turns out they bought tainted beef from a Nebraska company. It sickened more than two dozen people and caused eight confirmed and four presumed cases of e-coli in Moultrie.

Three seriously ill patients remain hospitalized.

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